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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
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; 34.800Coordinates: 31°57′N 34°48′E / 31.950°N 34.800°E / 31.950; 34.800
Destrict Center
Foondit 1882
 • Type Ceety (frae 1950)
 • Heid o Municipality Dov Tzur
 • Tot 58,704 dunams (58.704 km2 or 22.666 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Tot 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