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Ramat Gan

Hebrew רמת גן
Arabic رمات جان
Name Meaning Garden Heights
Founded in 1921
Government City
District Tel Aviv
Population 127,400 (2004)
Jurisdiction 12,214 dunams (12 km²)
Mayor Zvi Bar
Ramat Gan's location within the Tel Aviv District
Ramat Gan's location within the Tel Aviv District

Ramat Gan is a city in the Tel Aviv District of Israel which borders the cities of Tel Aviv, Giv'atayim, and Bnei Brak. It houses Israel's national soccer stadium, Bar-Ilan University, an advanced medical center (Sheba Medical Center), and a national park. It is also the home of one of the world's major diamond exchanges, in which Israel's tallest building, the Moshe Aviv Tower, is located. Image File history File linksMetadata Ramatgan_logo. ... “Hebrew” redirects here. ... Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ... The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... 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). ... The Tel Aviv District of Israel includes the following towns and cities: Bat Yam בת ים Bene Beraq בני ברק Givatayim גבעתיים Herzliyya הרצליה Holon חולון Or Yehuda &#1488... A dunam or dönüm, dunum, donum is a unit of area. ... Image File history File links Location_ramatgan. ... The Tel Aviv District of Israel includes the following towns and cities: Bat Yam בת ים Bene Beraq בני ברק Givatayim גבעתיים Herzliyya הרצליה Holon חולון Or Yehuda &#1488... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... One of the public gardens in Givatayim Givatayim (Hebrew גִּבְעָתַיִם) is a city in Israel. ... Mentioned as one of the cities in the portion of the Tribe of Dan (Yehoshua 19:45), Bnei Brak is famous in the Talmud (Sanhedrin 32b) as the seat of Rabbi Akivas court, and in the Pesach Haggada as the site of the all-night Pesach Seder of Rabbi... Ramat Gan Stadium (Hebrew: איצטדיון רמת-גן), also known as the The National Stadium (האצטדיון הלאומי), is situated, as the name implies, in Ramat Gan, Israel. ... Bar-Ilan University (BIU, אוניברסיטת בר-אילן) is a university in Ramat Gan, Israel. ... The Chaim Sheba Medical Center is a hospital in Israel, world renowned for its medical services, research, and patient care. ... City Gate is the tall building on the right Moshe Aviv Tower (commonly known as the City Gate), is a skyscraper located in the demarcated area of the bursa (diamond stock exchange) at 7 Jabotinsky in northern Ramat Gan, Israel. ...


Ramat Gan was established in 1921 as a moshav, a communal settlement, with a focus on agriculture. After commercial and population expansion, it was declared a city in 1950. As of 2004, Ramat Gan had 127,400 residents, on an area of 12,000 dunams (12 km²). The population was growing at a rate of 0.7% per annum. Moshav (Hebrew: מושב Translit. ... A dunam or dönüm, dunum, donum is a unit of area. ...


According the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, as of 2001, Ramat Gan's socioeconomic ranking stood at 8 out of 10 (high). 70.9% of twelfth grade students received a matriculation certificate in 2000. In that year, the average wages in Ramat Gan were 6,995 NIS. 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. ... Socioeconomics is the study of the social and economic impacts of any product or service offering, market intervention or other activity on an economy as a whole and on the companies, organization and individuals who are its main economic actors. ... The matriculation ceremony at Oxford Matriculation refers to the formal process of entering a university, or of becoming eligible to enter by acquiring the required prior qualifications. ...

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Pivko Tower
Pivko Tower
Moshe Aviv Tower, the tallest skyscraper in Israel
Moshe Aviv Tower, the tallest skyscraper in Israel
Ayalon Highway divides Ramat Gan and Tel Aviv
Ayalon Highway divides Ramat Gan and Tel Aviv
The Diamond Exchange Compound as seen from Tel Aviv. The tall building to the right is the Moshe Aviv Tower.
The Diamond Exchange Compound as seen from Tel Aviv. The tall building to the right is the Moshe Aviv Tower.

When Ramat Gan was established in 1921 on land purchased in 1918, it was known as a moshav, a socialist-style Zionist settlement. Before the name Ramat Gan was coined in 1923, the settlement was called Ir Ganim (Hebrew: עיר גנים, meaning Garden City). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (846x3172, 372 KB) Pivko Tower, Ramat Gan Beivushtang 13:13, 29 November 2006 (UTC) http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (846x3172, 372 KB) Pivko Tower, Ramat Gan Beivushtang 13:13, 29 November 2006 (UTC) http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (760x1140, 107 KB) Citygate Building, Ramat Gan Beivushtang 13:13, 29 November 2006 (UTC) http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (760x1140, 107 KB) Citygate Building, Ramat Gan Beivushtang 13:13, 29 November 2006 (UTC) http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1728x621, 237 KB) Ramat Gan Skyline (left side) and Tel Aviv (right side) with the Ayalon highway in the middle Beivushtang 13:19, 29 November 2006 (UTC) http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1728x621, 237 KB) Ramat Gan Skyline (left side) and Tel Aviv (right side) with the Ayalon highway in the middle Beivushtang 13:19, 29 November 2006 (UTC) http://www. ... The Ayalon Highway (Route 20) (Hebrew: נתיבי איילון, Netivey Ayalon) is a major expressway in the Tel Aviv region of Israel. ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1792x1200, 834 KB) Ramat Gan towers photographed from Tel Aviv, Israel File links The following pages link to this file: Ramat Gan Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1792x1200, 834 KB) Ramat Gan towers photographed from Tel Aviv, Israel File links The following pages link to this file: Ramat Gan Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Socialism is a social and economic system (or the political philosophy advocating such a system) in which the economic means of production are owned and controlled collectively by the people. ... A bilingual poster in Romanian and Hungarian promoting a film about Jewish settlement in Palestine, 1930s. ... {{year nav|1939 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ...


As the years passed, Ramat Gan shifted from an agriculture-based economy to a more commercial and urban settlement. In 1926, the British Mandate of Palestine recognized Ramat Gan as a local council. The city of San Francisco, an example of an urban area. ... Map of the territory under the British Mandate of Palestine. ... In Israel, a local council is a locality similar to a city in structure and way of life, that has not yet achieved a status of a city, which requires a minimum number of residents, among other things. ...


In 1950, Ramat Gan was recognized by the nascent State of Israel as a city. The city infrastructure grew steadily, as new structures such as Sheba Medical Center, the national stadium, Bar Ilan University, and the Diamond Exchange were developed.


True to its name, 25% of Ramat Gan is covered by public parkland. The city also includes Kfar haMaccabiah where the Maccabiah Games, the Jewish Olympics, are held every 4 years.
The Maccabiah Games is an international Jewish athletic event similar to the Olympics. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ...


The Diamond Exchange compound

This area, in the northwest of the city, is home to a large concentration of skyscrapers, including Moshe Aviv Tower (City Gate), Israel's tallest at over 240 meters, the Diamond Exchange (a world leader in fancy-cut diamonds), a large Sheraton hotel, and many high-tech businesses. The area was formerly a nightly center of prostitution and unlawful gambling, but in 2006, following a new law [1], the police detained criminals related to prostitution and sex trafficking, and these activities disappeared. [2] Taipei 101, the worlds tallest skyscraper by roof height on high rise. ... City Gate is the tall building on the right Moshe Aviv Tower (commonly known as the City Gate), is a skyscraper located in the demarcated area of the bursa (diamond stock exchange) at 7 Jabotinsky in northern Ramat Gan, Israel. ... This article is about the gemstone. ... High tech refers to technology that is at the cutting-edge—the most advanced technology currently available. ... Whore redirects here. ... The term gambling has had many different meanings depending on the cultural and historical context in which it is used. ...


Future plans

In March 2006, American property tycoon Donald Trump, announced plans to build what will become Israel's tallest building in the city. Trump Plaza Tower is a 70 story tower set to be built on the site of the historic Elite Candy factory. As a tribute to the history of the site, the lower floors of the tower are planned to house a chocolate museum. Source. The tower is set to contain luxury apartments, with an average price tag of USD 1 million each. 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. ... A sketch of the original Elite Tower, to be replaced by the proposed Trump Tower. ... Strauss-Elite (Hebrew: ) is a food products manufacturer in Israel. ...


Twin cities

The city has had a great relationship with Weinheim since 1999, and exchange programs take place each year. Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... City flag City coat of arms Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Region Alsace Department Bas-Rhin (67) Intercommunality Urban Community of Strasbourg Mayor Fabienne Keller  (UMP) City Statistics Land area¹ 78. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Kassel (until 1926 officially Cassel) is a city situated along the Fulda River in northern Hessen, Germany, one of the two sources of the Weser river . ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Weinheim (Bergstrasse) is a town in the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany with 43 000 inhabitants. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Finchley is a place in the London Borough of Barnet, London, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Valley of the Sun Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... High Barnet or Chipping Barnet is a place in the London Borough of Barnet. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Gates of General San Martín Park Mendoza is a city in the west of Argentina, and the capital of the Mendoza Province. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_corrected_(bordered). ... WrocÅ‚aw ( ; German: ; Czech: ; Latin: Wratislavia or Vratislavia) is the capital of Lower Silesia in southwestern Poland, situated on the Oder River (Odra). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Szombathely (Latin Savaria/Sabaria, German Steinamanger, Slovenian Sombotel) is a city in Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... San Isidro is the name of a number of places: The town of San Isidro, Davao Oriental, Philippines the district of San Isidro, in Lima, Peru the district of San Isidro, in Buenos Aires, Argentina This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... Nickname: City of the Kings Location within Lima Region Coordinates: Country Peru Region Lima Region Province Lima Province Settled 1535 Government  - Mayor Luis Castañeda Lossio Area  - City 804. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Born in Ramat Gan

Tal Stricker (born May 29, 1979 in Ramat Gan) is a breaststroke swimmer from Israel, who competed for his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. ... Ilan Ramon (Hebrew: אילן רמון) (June 20, 1954 – February 1, 2003) was a combat pilot in the Israeli Air Force and later the first Israeli astronaut. ... The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster occurred on February 1, 2003, when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas during re-entry into the Earths atmosphere, shortly before concluding its 28th mission, STS-107. ...

See also

  • Hiriya - Old waste dump and location of advanced waste processing technology
Panorama showing Ramat Gan (left) and Tel Aviv(right)
Panorama showing Ramat Gan (left) and Tel Aviv(right)


Hiriya (Hebrew: ) is a former waste dump located outside Tel-Aviv in Israel. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (7901x493, 825 KB) Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan Panorama at sunset, from north Beivushtang 13:23, 29 November 2006 (UTC) http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (7901x493, 825 KB) Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan Panorama at sunset, from north Beivushtang 13:23, 29 November 2006 (UTC) http://www. ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ...


External links

  • Ramat-Gan municipal website (English)
  • (Hebrew) Ramat-Gan municipal website

Coordinates: 32°05′N, 34°49′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Tel Aviv District
Cities Bat Yam · Bnei Brak · Giv'atayim · Herzliya · Holon · Kiryat Ono
Or Yehuda · Ramat Gan · Ramat HaSharon · Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Local councils Azor · Kfar Shmaryahu
Regional councils Ef'al

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Ramat Gan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (542 words)
Ramat Gan is a city in the Tel Aviv District of Israel which borders the cities of Tel Aviv, Giv'atayim, and Bnei Brak.
Ramat Gan was established in 1921 as a moshav, a communal settlement, with a focus on agriculture.
In 1950, Ramat Gan was recognized by the nascent State of Israel as a city.
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