Lod

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Lod
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • Ebreu לֹד, לוֹד
 • ISO 259 Lodd
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic الْلُدّ al-Ludd
Lod ceety centre

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Lod is located in Israel
Lod
Lod
Coordinates: 31°56′54.59″N 34°53′20.4″E / 31.9484972°N 34.889000°E / 31.9484972; 34.889000
Destrict Center
Government
 • Type Ceety
 • Heid o Municipality Meir Nitzan
Area
 • Total 12,226 dunams (12.226 km2 or 4.720 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 70,000

Lod (Ebreu: לוֹד‎‎; Arabic: اَلْلُدّْ‎, al-Ludd; Greco-Latin Lydda) is a ceety locatit on the Sharon Plain Template:Km to mi sootheast o Tel Aviv in the Center Destrict o Israel. At the end o 2010, it haed a population o 70,000, roughly 75 percent Jewish an 25 percent Arab.

Israel's main internaitional airport, Ben Gurion International Airport (previously cried Lydda Airport, RAF Lydda, an Lod Airport) is locatit in the ceety.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Ebreu name Lod appears in the bible as a toun o Benjamin, foondit bi Shamed or Shamer (1 Chronicles 8:12; Ezra 2:33; Nehemiah 7:37; 11:35). In the New Testament it appears as its Greek form, Lydda.[2][3] The ceety an aa fynds reference in an Islamic Hadith, as the location o the battlefield whaur 'Dajjal' (the Anti-Christ) will be slayed afore the Day o Judgment.[4][5]

Airchaeology[eedit | eedit soorce]

A well-preserved mosaic floor datin tae the Roman period wis excavatit in 1996 as pairt o a salvage dig conductit on behauf o the Israel Antiquities Authority an the Municipality o Lod, prior tae widenin HeHalutz Street. The mosaic wis covered ower wi soil at the conclusion o the excavation for lack o funds tae conserve an develop the steid.[6] The mosaic is now part of the Lod Mosaic Archaeological Center.

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety's major soccer club, Hapoel Bnei Lod, plays in Liga Leumit (the seicont diveesion). Its hame base is Lod Municipal Stadium. The club wis formed bi a merger o Bnei Lod an Rakevet Lod in the 1980s. Twa ither clubs in the ceety play in the regional leagues: Hapoel MS Ortodoxim Lod in Liga Bet an Maccabi Lod in Liga Gimel.

Hapoel Lod played in the top diveesion durin the 1960s an 1980s, an wan the State Cup in 1984. The club fauldit in 2002. A new club, Hapoel Maxim Lod (named efter umwhile mayor Maxim Levy) wis established suin efter, but fauldit in 2007.

Notable residents[eedit | eedit soorce]

Internaitional Relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin towns - sister cities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Lod is twinned wi:

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Coordinates: 31°56′54.59″N 34°53′20.4″E / 31.9484972°N 34.889000°E / 31.9484972; 34.889000