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Photo of Panorama of Tel Aviv skyline at night from Jaffa. Tel Aviv Israel


Photo of Panorama of Tel Aviv skyline at night from Jaffa. Tel Aviv Israel



From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel_Aviv



Tel Aviv-Yafo is the second most populous city of Israel, located on the Mediterranean coast. It is the main city of the largest and most populous metropolitan area in Israel, Gush Dan (Dan Bloc), which has a population of 3.04 million. The city itself has a population of 382,500 over an area covering 50,553 dunams (50.6 kmē or 19.5 sq mi). As of 2007, it has been named the costliest city in the Middle East.



The City of Tel Aviv was originally founded in the 1909 by Jewish immigrants as an alternative to the expensive neighbouring, historic town of Jaffa. Tel Aviv grew and grew, and eventually overtook the Arab dominated town. The two towns became united in the single municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo in 1950, two years after the establishment of the State of Israel. Tel Aviv is today viewed by many as Israel's economic capital (Jerusalem is the official capital) and the city lies in the area known internationally as Silicon Wadi. Tel Aviv is also viewed by many to be the country's cultural capital with a vibrant, modern, cosmopolitan character, and a UNESCO World Heritage Status for its Bauhaus architecture.



The name Tel Aviv in Hebrew means "Hill (tel) of Spring (aviv)". This is the title given by Nahum Sokolow to his Hebrew translation of Theodor Herzl's book Altneuland (German: "The Old New Land").



In July 2003 Tel Aviv-Yafo was declared a cultural UNESCO World Heritage site for the many "International" style (also known as Bauhaus after the German school it originated from) buildings built in the city during the 1930s-50s. As this style emphasized simplicity and the white color, Tel Aviv is also called the White City.

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