61 Interesting And Fun Facts About Tel Aviv

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Interesting And Fun Facts About Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv has the largest population in the Gush Dan metropolitan area of Israel and it has a population of about 460,613 people. Tel Aviv is the economic and technological center of the country with so many startups. Do you know that Tel Aviv is also known as the party capital of Israel? Read further to discover more about this amazing city. It’s history, education, geography, and economic facts will wow you.

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1. The metropolitan of Tel Aviv is where about two-fifths of the population of Israel reside.

2. There’s part of the city that is known as a White city, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.

3. People that live in Tel Aviv are mostly Jews and only about five percent of the population are Arabic.


4. The prosperous part of the metropolitan of Tel Aviv lies in the northern part of the city while the poorer population is in the south.

5. Tel Aviv serves as a center of employment in Israel, as one-sixth of the jobs in the country come from there.

6. The top three trading partners of Tel Aviv are the United States, China, and the United Kingdom.

7. Tel Aviv has an average annual rainfall of about 20 inches and it rarely shows in the city.

8. Tel Aviv was the first modern Hebrew city, was founded in 1909, and was originally called Ahuzat Bayit.

9. In 1949, the independence of Israel was declared inside Tel Aviv Independence Hall by Israel’s first prime minister.

10. Tel Aviv is a city to enjoy much sunshine as there are about 300 days of sunshine in a year.

11. Tel Aviv has about thirteen official beaches and these beaches run over 8.7 miles.

12. According to National Geographic, Tel Aviv is the 9th best beach city in the world.

13. As of 2010, Tel Aviv has the most sushi restaurants per capita in the world after New York with over 100 sushi restaurants.

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14. Tel Aviv is known for preparing different types of food rights and was awarded by the Italian government, the best Italian restaurant outside of Italy.

15. There are many company startups in Tel Aviv, with over one thousand five hundred companies that have over 43,000 employees.

16. The largest university in Israel is located in Tel Aviv and is among the top 100 best universities in the world.

17. The tallest building in Tel Aviv is known as Meier-on-Rothschild Tower complex and costs about $776 million to build.


18. The most impressive piece of architecture in Tel Aviv is the 4000 Bauhaus buildings, known as the White City.

19. Since 2008 till date, property prices in Tel Aviv have increased to more than eighty-four percent.

20. In Asia and the Middle East, Tel Aviv hosts the largest gay parade with over 150,000 people.

21. Tel Aviv is the home to the three largest museums among the museums that are found in Israel.

22. The largest sports club in Israel is in Tel Aviv known as the Maccabi Football Club.

23. Beit Hatfutsot, a museum in Tel Aviv, is the largest museum of Judaism and the Jewish diaspora history.

24. As of 2019, Tel Aviv had a population of about 460,613 and a population density of 8,468/km2.

25. The gross domestic product (GDP) of Tel Aviv is 153.3 billion US dollars.

26. Tel Aviv is a beta world city and comes 41st in the Global Financial Centres Index.

27. Living in Tel Aviv means spending a lot, as this city has the highest cost of living in the world.

28. A lot of international visitors visit Tel Aviv as this city receives over 2.5 million international visitors every year.

29. In the whole Middle East, Tel Aviv is among the top five largest economies per capita.

30. Tel Aviv is also known as the party capital of Israel with its 24-hour culture and lively nightlife.

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31. Tel Aviv is also the world’s vegan food capital, as it has the largest population of vegans per capita in the world.

32. Tel Aviv is located on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline at 32°5′N 34°48′E.

33. Tel Aviv is a city that lies on a land of sand dunes and because of that, has low soil fertility.

34. Tel Aviv is located 90 kilometers (56 mi) south of the city of Haifa and 60 kilometers (37 mi) northwest of Jerusalem.

35. Tel Aviv has a Mediterranean climate and has an average annual temperature of 20.9 °C.

36. Summer in Tel Aviv lasts for about 5 months, from June to October, with August being the warmest month.

37. The lowest temperature that was recorded in Tel Aviv was −1.9 °C, and the highest was 46.5 °C.

38. The only recorded snowfall in Tel Aviv happened on 7th February 1950 during a cold wave.

39. As of 2009, Tel Aviv’s population growth was at o.5 percent according to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

40. When compared to other European countries in the world, the crime rate in Tel Aviv is relatively low.

41. There are a lot of Jews in Tel Aviv as they make up about 91.8 percent of the population.

42. There are about 50,000 unregistered Asian and African workers that live in the city according to some estimates.

43. Arab Christians and Muslims make up about 4.2 percent of the population of Tel Aviv.

44. The average income of the citizens of Tel Aviv is 20% according to Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality.

45. According to Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, the unemployment rate in the city is 4.6 percent.

46. There are a lot of best brains in the city, the city’s educational standards are above the national average of Israel.

47. 22.2 percent of the population of Tel Aviv are under 20 years old, 18.5 percent aged 20–29, 24 percent aged 30–44, 16.2 percent aged between 45 and 59, and 19.1 percent are aged over 60 years.

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48. Tel Aviv has about 544 active synagogues and this includes historic ones such as the Great Synagogue that was established in the 1930s.

49. The religious leader also known as the chief rabbi of the city is Israel Meir Lau.

50. The oldest among the nine districts that are found in Tel Aviv is Jaffa District, an ancient port city.

51. The “First International Bank Tower ” in Tel Aviv’s financial district is the Nehushtan Tower, Neve Tzedek.

52. In the list of the world’s most important financial centers, Tel Aviv ranks as the twenty-fifth.

53. The first shopping arcade in Israel was built in Tel Aviv in Passage Pensak, Tel Aviv, in 1926.

54. Because of its sand dunes, Tel Aviv has been developed to become the business and technological hub of Israel.

55. Before 1936, Tel Aviv was already the largest city that can be found in Palestine.

56. Economic activities in Tel Aviv is what account for about Seventeen percent of the GDP.

57. Newsweek described Tel Aviv as a “flourishing technological center, while Economist described the city as a” miniature of Los Angeles”.

58. The only stock exchange that can be found in Israel is the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE).

59. In 2016, the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC) ranked Tel Aviv as an Alpha-World City.

60. Because of the number of tech startups in Tel Aviv, sometimes it is known as Silicon Wadi.

61. Four out of the fifteen Israeli-born billionaires live in Tel Aviv according to Forbes.

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