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Rehovot

Hebrew רְחוֹבוֹת
Name Meaning broad places[1]
Founded in 1890
Government City
District Center
Population 114,000 (2008)
Jurisdiction 22,000 dunams (22 km²)
Mayor Shuki Forer

Rehovot (Hebrew: רְחוֹבוֹת‎) is a city in the Center District of Israel, about 20 km south of Tel Aviv. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), at the end of 2004 the city had a total population of 101,900. Rehovot's official website estimates the population at 114,000. Rehovot's mayor is Shuki Forer. Rehoboth is the name of three Biblical places, see Rehoboth (Bible). ... Hebrew redirects here. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Jerusalem Tel Aviv-Jaffa Haifa Rishon LeZion Ashdod Beersheba Petah Tikva Netanya Holon Bnei Brak Bat Yam Ramat Gan Ashkelon Rehovot The following list of cities in Israel is based on the current index of the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). ... Map of the districts of Israel Population density by geographic region, sub-district and district (thicker border indicates higher tier). ... Israels central district highlighted. ... A dunam or dönüm, dunum, donum is a unit of area. ... Hebrew redirects here. ... Israels central district highlighted. ... “km” redirects here. ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... 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. ...


Rehovot was built on the site of Doron, a Jewish community that existed in the time of the Mishna. The site was also the location of Khirbet Duran, populated during the Roman, Byzantine and early Arab periods. The city is named after a biblical town of the same name (transliterated Rehoboth in the KJV Bible), which stood at a different location, in the Negev Desert. Rehoboth - broad places - In the Bible the name of three places. ... The King James or Authorized Version of the Bible is an English translation of the Christian Bible first published in 1611. ... :For the light machine gun see IMI Negev. ...

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History

It was founded in 1890 by Polish Jews who wanted a township independent of the Baron Edmond de Rothschild's aid (and management). Israel Belkind, one of the original founders of the settlement, proposed the name Rehovot (lit. 'wide expanses') based on Genesis 26:22 : "And he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said: 'For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.'" The name was accepted. In 1906 they were joined by immigrants from Yemen. Note: Names that cannot be confirmed in Wikipedia database nor through given sources are subject to removal. ... Baron Edmond James de Rothschild (born August 19, 1845 - died November 2, 1934) was a philanthropist and activist for Jewish affairs and a member of the prominent Rothschild family. ... For other uses, see Genesis (disambiguation). ...


These early settlers worked hard to make Rehovot the prosperous town it is today. They planted vineyards, almond orchards and citrus groves. Rehovot has become one of Israel's main citrus centers, especially since nearby Ashdod opened its port in 1965. They withstood agricultural failures, plant diseases, and marketing problems. A common vineyard. ... For other uses, see Almond (disambiguation). ... A community apple orchard originally planted for productive use during the 1920s, in Westcliff on Sea (Essex, England) An orchard is an intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food production. ... For other uses, see Citrus (disambiguation). ... Look up Grove, grove in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Hebrew Founded in 1956 Government City (from 1968) District South Population 204,400 (2005) Jurisdiction 60,000 dunams (60 km²) Mayor Zvi Zilker Ashdod (Hebrew: ‎; Arabic: , Isdud), located in the Southern District of Israel towards the south of the Israeli Coastal Plain, is a city of over 200,000 people... Port of Ashdod Cargo at the port The Port of Ashdod is Israels main cargo port, processing approximately 60% of Israeli marine cargo. ...


Between 1914 and 1991 the population rose from 955 to 81,000, and the area of the town more than doubled. In 1995, there were an estimated 337,800 residents living in the greater Rehovot area. In 1932 an agricultural research station was transferred there from Tel Aviv; 30 years later it became the Department of Agriculture of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1934 Chaim Weizmann built the Sieff Institute in Rehovot, which later became the Weizmann Institute of Science. He and his wife are buried on the Institute's manicured grounds. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (‎, Arabic: ) is one of Israels oldest, largest, and most important institutes of higher learning and research. ... Chaim Azriel Weizmann (Hebrew: חיים עזריאל ויצמן) November 27, 1874 – November 9, 1952) was a chemist, statesman, President of the World Zionist Organization, first President of Israel (elected February 1, 1949, served 1949 - 1952) and founder of a research institute in Israel that eventually became the Weizmann Institute of Science. ... The Koffler accelerator, one of the best-known buildings on campus. ...


Demographics

Rehovot Library
Rehovot Library

As of 2007, the ethnic makeup of the city is 99.8% Jewish and other non-Arabs, without significant Arab population. See Population groups in Israel. For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Arab (disambiguation). ... Population groups in Israel are the major ethnic groups of Jews and Arabs. ...


There are 49,600 males and 52,300 females. The population of the city was spread out with 31.6% 19 years of age or younger, 16.1% between 20 and 29, 18.2% between 30 and 44, 18.2% from 45 to 59, 3.5% from 60 to 64, and 12.3% 65 years of age or older. The population growth rate was 1.8%.[2]


Income

Hewlett Packard offices in Rehovot
Hewlett Packard offices in Rehovot

As of 2004, in the city there were 41,323 salaried workers and 2,683 are self-employed. The mean monthly wage for a salaried worker in the city is ILS 6,732, a real change of -5.2% over the course of the previous year. Salaried males have a mean monthly wage of ILS 8,786 (a real change of -4.8%) versus ILS 4,791 for females (a real change of -5.3%). The mean income for the self-employed is 6,806. There are 1,082 people who receive unemployment benefits and 6,627 people who receive an income guarantee.[2] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 535 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 685 pixel, file size: 213 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)The HP Building at Rehovot Science Park, Israel. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 535 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 685 pixel, file size: 213 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)The HP Building at Rehovot Science Park, Israel. ... HP redirects here. ... 1 sheqel coin (1994–5). ...


Education

Weizmann Institute of Science
Shooki Forer, Mayor of Rehovot

As of 2004, there are 19,794 students and 53 schools in the city, including 30 schools with 9,875 elementary school students and 29 schools with 9,919 high school students.[2] 61.3% of 12th grade students were entitled to a matriculation certificate. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1982x2944, 4688 KB) Summary Koffler accelerator at the Weizmann Institute of Science. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1982x2944, 4688 KB) Summary Koffler accelerator at the Weizmann Institute of Science. ...


Institutes of Higher Learning

The city is home to the prestigious Weizmann Institute of Science and to the Faculty of Agriculture of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. There are also a number of smaller junior colleges in Rehovot that provide specialized and technical training. In addition, Kaplan Hospital acts as an ancillary teaching hospital for the Medical School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Koffler accelerator, one of the best-known buildings on campus. ... The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (‎, Arabic: ) is one of Israels oldest, largest, and most important institutes of higher learning and research. ...


Sister Cities

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Notable Past and Present Residents

Chaim Azriel Weizmann (Hebrew: חיים עזריאל ויצמן) November 27, 1874 – November 9, 1952) was a chemist, statesman, President of the World Zionist Organization, first President of Israel (elected February 1, 1949, served 1949 - 1952) and founder of a research institute in Israel that eventually became the Weizmann Institute of Science. ... Gidi Gov (Hebrew: גידי גוב, born Gideon Gov: גדעון גוב) (born in August 4th, 1951) is an influential Israeli singer, entertainer and actor of Israeli cinema and television. ... Shlomo Glickstein (born January 6, 1958 in Rehovot, Israel) is a former professional tennis player from Israel. ... Eyal Golan, אייל גולן (Born:c1972-) is one of Israels most energetic and popular singers. ... Aki Avni (born April 27, 1967) is an Israeli actor, who appeared in the movie Free Zone with Natalie Portman. ... David Sylvian (born David Batt) (born February 23, 1958), in the town of Catford, in the borough of Lewisham, of the traditional county of Kent, now Greater London, England, is an iconoclastic British singer and songwriter who first rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the band Japan in...

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Notes

  1. ^ From Genesis 26:22. Word stems from raḥav (רחב), meaning broad.
  2. ^ a b c According to Israel Central Bureau of Statistics data [1] (Hebrew)

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Israels central district highlighted. ... A City council (‎) is the official designation of a city within Israels system of local government. ... Elad, also spelled Elad (Hebrew: ), is a town in the Center District of Israel. ... Hod HaSharon (הוד השרון Splendor of the Sharon in Hebrew) is a city in the Center District of Israel. ... Hebrew כפר סבא Name Meaning Grandfathers Village Founded in 1903 Government City Also Spelled Kefar Sava (officially) District Center Population 81,100 (2006) Jurisdiction 15,000 dunams (15 km²) Mayor Yehuda Ben Hemo The city today. ... Downtown area of Lod Lod (Hebrew לוֹד; Arabic اَلْلُدّْ al-Ludd, Greco-Latin Lydda, Tiberian Hebrew לֹד Lōḏ) is a city in the Center District of Israel in Israel. ... Modiin-Maccabim-Reut is a city in the Center District of Israel. ... Ness Ziona (נס ציונה ; unofficially also spelled Nes Ziona) is a city in the Center District of Israel in Israel. ... Early morning in Netanya, Israel Netanya (Hebrew: נְתַנְיָה, Standard Hebrew NÉ™tanya) is a city in the Center District of Israel and is the capital of the Sharon plain. ... The Coat of Arms of Petah-Tikva Petah-Tikva (Hebrew פֶּתַח-תִּקְוָה opening of hope, Standard Hebrew Pétaḥ-Tiqva, also transliterated as Petach Tikva, Petah Tikvah, Petach Tikvah, Petaḥ Tiqwa or Petach Tiqwa) and nicknamed as Mother of Cities, is a city in the west of the Center District of Israel... Qalansawe (קלנסווה) is a city in the Center District of Israel in Israel. ... Raanana (Hebrew: ‎; Standard Hebrew ) is a city in the southern Sharon Plain in the Center District of Israel, Israel, 19 km north of Tel Aviv. ... Ramla (Hebrew רמלה Ramlāh; Arabic الرملة ar-Ramlah, colloquial Ramleh), is a city in the Center District of Israel in Israel. ... Rishon Le Zion in 2002 Rishon LeZion, or Rishon LeZiyyon (ראשון לציון) is a city in Israel, on the central coastal strip, in the Center District of Israel, just south of Tel Aviv, and part of the Tel Aviv metropolitan area (Gush Dan). ... Rosh HaAyin, view to the west. ... |} Tayibe (Arabic: ‎ , Hebrew: ‎; also spelled Taibeh or Tayiba) is a city in the Center District of Israel in Israel. ... Yavne (Hebrew יבנה, Arabic يبنة Yibnah) is a city in the Center District of Israel in Israel. ... Yehud-Monosson, is the joint municipality of Yehud and the neighboring community of Neve Monosson in central Israel, created by their municipal merger in 2003. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (262x727, 43 KB) Other versions Originally from en. ... 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. ... Beer Yaakov (Hebrew: ‎, Standard Hebrew: Bəʼer YaÊ»aqov, also spelt Beer Yaaqov) is a town (local council) in the Center District of Israel. ... Beit Dagan (Hebrew: ) is a town (local council) in the Center District of Israel, bordering Rishon LeZion. ... Hebrew בני עיש Name Meaning Sons of Akiva Yosef Schlezinger Founded in 1951 Government Local council (from 1981) Also Spelled Bene Ayish (officially) District Center Population 7,600 (2005) Jurisdiction 1,000 dunams (1 km²) Bnei Ayish (Hebrew: ), pop. ... Even Yehuda a village in the Sharon region of Netanya. ... Gan Yavne (Hebrew: ) (meaning Yavne Garden) is a town (local council) in the Center District of Israel, which is located near Ashdod. ... Gedera, or Gdera (‎) is a town (local council) in the Center District of Israel. ... Givat Shmuel is a town (local council) in Israel surrounded by the major cities Ramat Gan, Bnei Brak, Kiryat Ono and Petah Tikva. ... Jaljulia (Hebrew: ‎, Arabic: ‎), officially also spelled Jaljulye, is a local council in the Center District of Israel, located next to Hod HaSharon and Kfar Saba. ... Kafr Bara or Kfar Bara (Arabic: , ‎) is an Israeli-Arab local council in Israels Center District. ... Kafr Qasim (Arabic: كفر قاسم, also known as Kafr Qassem, Kufur Kassem and Kafar Kassem), is a hill-top Israeli Arab town located about 20 km east of Tel Aviv, on the Green Line separating Israel and the West Bank, on the southern part of the Little Triangle of Arab-Israeli villages. ... Kfar Yona (Hebrew: כפר יונה) is a town (local council) in the Sharon Subdistrict in the Center District of Israel. ... Kiryat Ekron or Qiryath Eqron is an Israeli town located on the coastal plain in the Central Region of Israel. ... Kokhav Yair (Hebrew כוכב יאיר , unofficially also spelled Kochav Yair) is a town (local council) in the Center District of Israel. ... Mazkeret Batya is a town in the center of Israel. ... Savyon is a local council in Israel, located in the midst of the Qiryat Ono, Petach Tikva and Or Yehuda triangle. ... Shoham (Hebrew: שהם, meaning onyx) is a town (local council) in the Center District of Israel. ... Tel Mond (Hebrew: תל מונד) is an Israeli town in the Sharon region. ... Tzoran-Kadima (Hebrew: ), sometimes called Kadima-Tzoran is a local council in the Center District of Israel. ... The Israeli Ministry of Interior recognizes three types of local government in Israel: cities, regional councils, and local councils. ... Brenner Regional Council (‎, Moatza Ezorit Brenner), is a regional council in the Center District of Israel. ... The Drom Hasharon Regional Council (Hebrew: , lit. ... The Hefer Valley Regional Council (‎, lit. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Emblem of Neve Monosson Neve Monosson (Heb. ... 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