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Encyclopedia > Netanya
Hebrew נְתַנְיָה
(Standard) Nətanya
Founded in 1928
Government City
District Center
Population 173,300 (2006)
Jurisdiction 28 455 dunams (28.5 km²)
Mayor Miriam Fireberg
Early morning in Netanya, Israel

Netanya (Hebrew: נְתַנְיָה, Standard Hebrew Nətanya) is a city in the Center District of Israel and is the capital of the Sharon plain. It is located between "Poleg" stream and Wingate Institute in the south and the "Avichail" stream in the north. Its 14km of beaches have made the town a very popular tourist resort. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), at the end of 2006 the city had a total population of 173,300. Its mayor is Ms. Miriam Fireberg “Hebrew” redirects here. ... Cities in Israel, by district: // Northern District See also North District, Israel. ... Map of the districts of Israel There are six main administrative districts of Israel, known in Hebrew as mehozot (מחוזות; singular: mahoz) and fifteen sub-districts known as nafot (נפות; singular: nafa). ... Israels central district highlighted. ... A dunam or dönüm, dunum, donum is a unit of area. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 432 KB)Description: Early morning, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Netanya Source: self-made Date: 09 November 2005 Author: Joe Freeman, wiki@joefreeman. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 432 KB)Description: Early morning, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Netanya Source: self-made Date: 09 November 2005 Author: Joe Freeman, wiki@joefreeman. ... “Hebrew” redirects here. ... The Modern Hebrew language is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family. ... Israels central district highlighted. ... Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (הלשכה המרכזית לסטטיסטיקה) is a state organization for the creation and maintenance of numeric data related to populations vis-à-vis the ethnic makeup of Israel and its cities. ...



The city was founded in 1928 on empty land by citrus farmers. Its name commemorates the Jewish American philanthropist Nathan Straus. It was founded near the site of ancient Poleg. Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... A Jewish American (also commonly American Jew) is an American (a citizen of the United States) of Jewish descent who maintains a connection to the Jewish community, either through actively practicing Judaism or through cultural and historical affiliation. ... Philanthropy is the act of donating money, goods, time, or effort to support a charitable cause, usually over an extended period of time and in regard to a defined objective. ... Nathan Straus (1848 - 1931) was a U.S. (German-born) merchant and philanthropist. ...

Made vulnerable by its proximity (14 km, 9 mi) to the Palestinian city of Tulkarm, it has suffered from numerous Palestinian terrorist attacks aimed at Israeli civilians. In March 2002, Netanya was the site of the Passover Massacre. This article is about the Palestinian territories as a geopolitical phenomenon. ... Nickname: City of Generosity Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: City of Tulkarm Location Location in Palestine Government Neighbourhoods Al-Salam, Al-Sowana, Dhinnaba, Iktaba, Irtah, Iskan Al-Mozafeen, Izbat Al-Jarad, Izbat Naser, Nur Shams Camp, Shuwaykah, Tulkarm Camp Mayor Mahmoud Al-Jallad Geographical characteristics Area 246 km² Land 246 km... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for March, 2002. ... The Netanya suicide attack (also known as the Netanya bombing and the Passover massacre) was a Palestinian suicide bombing in Park Hotel at Netanya on March 27, 2002. ...


According to CBS, in 2001 the ethnic makeup of the city was 99.9% Jewish and other non-Arabs, without significant Arab population. In 2001, 1,546 immigrants settled there. See Population groups in Israel. For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Languages Arabic other minority languages Religions Predomiantly Sunni Islam, as well as Shia Islam, Greek Orthodoxy, Greek Catholicism, Maronite, Alawite Islam, Druze, Ibadi Islam, and Judaism An Arab (Arabic: ) is any member of the Semitic group of people whose cultural, linguistic, and in certain cases, ancestral origins trace back to... Population groups in Israel are the major ethnic groups of Jews and Arabs. ...

According to CBS, in 2001 there were 78,800 males and 84,900 females. The population of the city was spread out with 31.1% 19 years of age or younger, 15.3% between 20 and 29, 17.2% between 30 and 44, 17.4% from 45 to 59, 4.2% from 60 to 64, and 14.9% 65 years of age or older. The population growth rate in 2001 was 1.3%.

CBS also says that, as of 2000, the city had 58,897 salaried workers and 4,671 self-employed. The mean monthly wage in 2000 for a salaried worker in the city is ILS 4,905, a real change of 8.6% over the course of 2000. Salaried males have a mean monthly wage of ILS 6,217 (a real change of 9.0%) versus ILS 3,603 for females (a real change of 6.8%). The mean income for the self-employed is 6,379. There are 3,293 people who receive unemployment benefits and 14,963 people who receive an income guarantee. 1 sheqel coin (1994–5). ...


According to CBS, there are 68 schools and 30,975 students in the city. They are spread out as 46 elementary schools with 15,602 students and 33 high schools with 15,373 students. 52.7% of 12th grade students were entitled to a matriculation certificate in 2001. Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education. ...

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Netanya's long seashore and many beaches have created a holiday industry, which in turn features resort hotels, restaurants, and malls.

In addition, Netanya is home to the Poleg nature reserve and the Irises Dora Rainpool nature parks. The Irises park contains the world's largest population of Iris atropurpurea.

In March 2006, American property tycoon, Donald Trump, announced plans for a new hotel in Netanya. [1] For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television personality and author. ...


Netanya boasts three football clubs, the main club being Maccabi Netanya, who shares a local rivalry with Beitar Nes Tubruk when it comes to securing the top local products. The third club is Maccabi HaSharon, though the club has been limited to sixth tier football in the Liga Gimel. Second to the football clubs is Elitzur Netanya who represents the city in the 2nd tier of Israeli basketball. In baseball, the city is represented by the Netanya Tigers in the Israel Baseball League. Maccabi Netanya F.C. (Hebrew: ‎, Moadon Kaduregel Maccabi Netanya) is an Israeli football club, playing in the city of Netanya. ... Beitar Nes Tubruk Netanya (Hebrew: ביתר נס טוברוק נתניה), formerly Beitar Netanya, is a football club in Netanya, Israel. ... Liga Gimmel (Hebrew: ליגה ג) is the sixth tier of the Israeli football league system. ... The Netanya Tigers (Hebrew: ) is an Israeli baseball team from Netanya. ... The Israel Baseball League (IBL) is a new professional baseball league in Israel. ...

Aside from the professional sport clubs, Maccabi Netanya also has a boxing and fencing club while Hapoel Netanya has judo and gymnastic clubs. Maccabi Netanya is an Israeli football club, playing in the city of Netanya. ...

Famous citizens

Shiraz Tal in a publicity photo Shiraz Tal (born October 13, 1974 in Netanya, Israel) is an actor and retired fashion model. ... Mordechai Spiegler (Hebrew: מרדכי שפיגלר, born 19 August 1944) is a former Israeli footballer. ...


IKEA is a privately-owned, international, low-cost home products retailer that sells modern, utilitarian design furniture, much of which is assembled by the consumer. ...

External links

  • Official website (Hebrew)
  • Official tourism website
  • Other info in french
  • Tourism site (English)

Coordinates: 32°20′N, 34°51′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Center District
Cities Hod HaSharon | Kfar Saba | Lod | Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut | Ness Ziona | Netanya | Petah Tikva | Qalansawe | Ra'anana | Ramla | Rehovot | Rishon LeZion | Rosh HaAyin | Tayibe | Tira | Yavne | Yehud-Monosson
Local councils Be'er Ya'akov | Beit Dagan | Bnei Ayish | El'ad | Elyakhin | Even Yehuda | Gan Yavne | Gedera | Giv'at Shmuel | Jaljulia | Kafr Qasim | Kfar Bara | Kfar Yona | Kiryat Ekron | Kokhav Ya'ir | Mazkeret Batya | Pardesiya | Ramot HaShavim | Savyon | Shoham | Tel Mond | Tzoran-Kadima | Zemer
Regional councils Brenner | Gan Rave | Gederot | Gezer | Drom HaSharon | Hefer Valley | Hevel Modi'in | Hevel Yavne | Hof HaSharon | Lev HaSharon | Lod Valley | Nachal Soreq
Boroughs Neve Monosson

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