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Netanya

NameNetanya
EmblemNetanya COA.png
Emblem TypeEmblem of Netanya
Image SkylinePoleg interchange.jpg
Image CaptionSouth Netanya from the Poleg neighbourhood
Hebname 
ISONtanya
MeaningWhat God Gave
Pushpin MapIsrael
Pushpin Map CaptionLocation within Israel
Latd32|latm=20|lats=0|latNS=N
Longd34|longm=51|longs=0|longEW=E
FoundedFebruary 18, 1929
Typecity
Districtcenter
Population183,200
Population Footnotes
Popyear2009
Area Dunam28455
MayorMiriam Feirberg Ikar

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Netanya ( ) is a city in the Northern Centre District of Israel, and is the capital of the surrounding Sharon plain. It is located 30 km (18.6 mi) north of Tel Aviv, and 56 km (34.8 mi) south of Haifa between the 'Poleg' stream and Wingate Institute in the south and the 'Avichail' stream in the north.

Its 14 km (8.7 mi) of beaches have made the city a very popular tourist resort. Today the city houses a notably large population of English-speaking immigrants from the United Kingdom, USA, and Canada.

According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), at the end of 2009 the city had a total population of 183,200. An additional 150,000 people live in the local and regional councils within 10 kilometers from Netanya which serves as a regional center for them. The city mayor is Miriam Feirberg. The city is expected to reach a population of 350,000 by 2020. The city name has sometimes been spelled Nathania.


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