Rishon LeZion

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Rishon LeZion
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Riˀšon l Çiyon
 • Transleet. Rishon LeTziyon
 • An aa spelled Rishon LeZiyyon (offeecial)
Rishon LeZion skyline and lake
Rishon LeZion skyline and lake
Offeecial logo o Rishon LeZion
Coat of Arms of Rishon LeZion
Destrict Central
Foondit 1882
Govrenment
 • Teep Ceety (frae 1950)
 • Mayor Dov Tzur
Aurie
 • Tot 58,704 dunams (58.704 km2 or 22.666 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Tot 243,973
Name meanin First tae Zion
The oreeginal Great Synagogue an square

Rishon LeZion (Ebreu: 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.

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.

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