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Rishon LeZion
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • Ebreu Aboot this soond רִאשׁוֹן לְצִיּוֹן 
 • ISO 259 Riˀšon l Çiyon
 • Translit. Rishon LeTziyon
 • An aw spelt Rishon LeZiyyon (official)
Rishon LeZion skyline and lake

Coat of Arms of Rishon LeZion
Rishon LeZion is located in Israel
Rishon LeZion
Rishon LeZion
Coordinates: 31°57′N 34°48′E / 31.950°N 34.800°E / 31.950; 34.800
Destrict Center
Foondit 1882
Government
 • Type Ceety (frae 1950)
 • Heid o Municipality Dov Tzur
Area
 • Total 58,704 dunams (58.704 km2 or 22.666 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 228,200
Name meaning First tae Zion
The oreeginal Great Synagogue an square

Rishon LeZion (Ebreu: רִאשׁוֹן לְצִיּוֹן‎‎ Aboot this soond (audio) , lit. First tae Zion), is the fowert-lairgest ceety in Israel, locatit alang the central Israeli coastal plain 12 kilometers sooth o Tel Aviv. It is pairt o the Gush Dan metropolitan aurie. The ceety haed a population o 228,200 at the end o 2009.[1] Foondit in 1882 bi European Jewish immigrants, it wis the seicont Jewish farm colony established in Land o Israel in the 19t century, efter Petah Tikva.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name Rishon LeZion is derived frae a biblical verse: "First tae Zion are they, an A shall give herald tae Jerusalem" (Ebreu: ראשון לציון הנה הינם, ולירושלים מבשר אתן‎) (Book of Isaiah 41:27) an literally translates as the First tae Zion.

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.um.lublin.eu/en/index.php?t=200&id=40896
  3. Choose your family, Haaretz