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Rishon LeZion

NameRishon LeZion
EmblemRishon leZion COA.png
Emblem TypeCoat of Arms of Rishon LeZion
Image SkylinePikiWiki Israel 5876 Rishon lezion.jpg
ISORiˀšon l Çiyon
MeaningFirst to Zion
Pushpin MapIsrael
StdHebRishon LeTziyon
AltOffSpRishon LeZiyyon
Population Footnotes
Area Dunam58704
MayorDov Tzur

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Rishon LeZion ( , lit. First to Zion), is the fourth-largest city in Israel, located along the central Israeli coastal plain 12 kilometers south of Tel Aviv. It is part of the Gush Dan metropolitan area.

The city had a population of 228,200 at the end of 2009. Founded in 1882 by European Jewish immigrants, it was the second Jewish farm colony established in Land of Israel in the 19th century, after Petah Tikva.

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