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Ebreu transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 ʔašdod
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Ashdod is locatit in Israel
Coordinates: 31°48′0″N 34°39′0″E / 31.80000°N 34.65000°E / 31.80000; 34.65000Coordinates: 31°48′0″N 34°39′0″E / 31.80000°N 34.65000°E / 31.80000; 34.65000
Foondit 1956
 • Teep Ceety (frae 1968)
 • Mayor Yehiel Lasri
 • Total 47.242 km2 (18.240 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Tot 220,174

Ashdod (Ebreu: אַשְׁדּוֹדAboot this soond(audio) ; Arabic: اشدود‎, إسدود Isdud), is the fift-lairgest ceety in Israel, locatit in the Soothren Destrict o the kintra, on the Mediterranean coast, locatit 32 kilometres (20 mi) sooth o Tel Aviv an 20 kilometres (12 mi) north o Ashkelon an 53 kilometres (33 mi) wast o Jerusalem. Ashdod is an important regional industrial center. The Port o Ashdod is Israel's lairgest port accoontin for 60% o the kintra's importit guids.

The first documentit dounset in Ashdod dates tae the Canaanite cultur o 17t century BC,[2] makin the ceety ane o the auldest in the warld. Ashdod is mentioned 13 times in the Bible. Durin its history the ceety wis settled bi Philistines, Israelites, Byzantines, Crusaders an Arabs.[3]

Modren Ashdod wis establisht in 1956 on the saund hills near the site o the auncient toun, an incorporatit as a ceety in 1968, wi a land-aurie o approximately 60 square kilometers (23.2 sq mi). Bein a planned ceety, expansion follaed a main development plan, which facilitatit traffeck an preventit air pollution in the residential auries, despite population growthe. Ashdod haed a population o 220,174 in 2015, wi an aurie o 47,242 dunams (47.242 km2; 18.240 sq mi).[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. M. Dotan (1990). Ashdod - Seven levels of excavations (in Ebreu). Israel: Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, Ashdod branch. p. 91. ULI Sysno. 005093624. 
  3. O.Kolani; B.Raanan; M.Brosh; S.Pipano (1990). Events calendar in Israel and Ashdod (in Ebreu). Israel: Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, Ashdod branch. p. 79. ULI Sysno. 005093624. 
  4. "Local Authorities in Israel 2005, Publication #1295 – Municipality Profiles – Ashdod" (PDF) (in Ebreu). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Archived (PDF) frae the oreeginal on 29 May 2008. Retrieved April 14, 2008.