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Rishon LeZion

Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Riˀšon l Çiyon
 • Transleet.Rishon LeTziyon
 • Forby speltRishon LeZiyyon (offeecial)
Rishon LeZion skyline and lake
Rishon LeZion skyline and lake
Official logo of Rishon LeZion
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
 • TeepCeety (frae 1950)
 • MayorDov Tzur
 • Total58.704 km2 (22.666 sq mi)
 • Total243,973
 • Density4,200/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Name meaninFirst tae Zion
The oreeginal Great Synagogue an square

Rishon LeZion (Hebrew: רִאשׁוֹן לְצִיּוֹןAboot 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. In 2015 it haed a population o 243,973. 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.


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

Twin touns — Sister ceeties

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  3. "Choose your family, Haaretz". Archived frae the original on 13 Apryle 2008. Retrieved 20 Januar 2011.