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Cities and Towns

The figures given by LookLex are estimates, and heavily rounded off. Accurate population figures presented by many other sources are deceptive and suggest a level of accuracy that does not exist. With few exceptions, urban population figures are no more than advanced guesswork.
Different countries count urban population according to varying methods. In many cases there are no official figures, there may never have been a proper census. There exists no consensus about how to define a border between neighbouring cities, nor to define city borders to a surrounding rural region. City populations are in some cases the population of a municipality, but municipalities can be smaller than the city proper, or they may include vast rural areas.
LookLex definition of a city or town requires continued settlement, and defines the border between neighbouring cities to be the administrative border, a river or a major highway. Our primary source for population data is City Population, but LookLex assess each figure, and in 5 to 10% of the cases we make a different estimate.

Tel Aviv metropolitan 2,200,000
Tel Aviv 330,000
Petah Tiqwa 195,000
Holon 170,000
Bene Baraq 153,000
Ramat Gan 134,000
Bat Yam 129,000
Jaffa 70,000
Jerusalem 760,000
Haifa metropolitan 535,000
Haifa 265,000
Rishon LeZion 226,000
Ashdod 209,000
Beer Sheva 190,000
Netanya 180,000
Ashkelon 110,000
Rehovot 108,000
Nazareth 66,000
Eilat 47,000
Akko 46,000
Tiberias 40,000

All figures are 2008 estimates.

By Tore Kjeilen