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Petah Tikva

NamePetah Tikva
EmblemCoat of arms of Petah-Tiqua.svg
Emblem TypeEmblem of Petah Tikva
Image SkylinePeta Tikwa.jpg
Hebname 
MeaningOpening of hope
Latd32|latm=05|lats=19.78|latNS=N
Longd34|longm=53|longs=10.8|longEW=E
Founded1878
Typecity
Typefrom1937
AltOffSpPetah Tiqwa center
Population209,600
Population Footnotes
Popyear2009
Area Dunam35868
MayorYitzhak Ohayon

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Petah Tikva ( , -heˈpetaχ ˈtikvaIPA, "Opening of Hope") known as Em HaMoshavot ("Mother of the Moshavot"), is a city in the Center District of Israel, 10.6 km (6.6 mi) east of Tel Aviv.

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, at the end of 2009, the city's population stood at 209,600. The population density is approximately 5800 PD/km2 (3604 mi). Petah Tikva's jurisdiction covers 35,868 dunams (~35.9 km2 or 15 sq mi).


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