Or Akiva

Or Akiva (Ebreu: אוֹר עֲקִיבָא‬) is a ceety locatit in the Haifa Destrict o Israel, on the kintra's Coastal Plain . It is locatit juist inland frae the auncient port ceety o Caesarea an the Mediterranean Sea, an tae the north o the ceety o Hadera. It is 30 mile sooth o Haifa an 24 mile north o Tel Aviv. In 2015 it haed a population o 17,084.[1]

Or Akiva

  • אוֹר עֲקִיבָא
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • ISO 259ʔor ʕaqibaˀ
 • An aa spelledOr Aqiva (offeecial)
Or Akiva public library.JPG
Official logo of Or Akiva
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Coordinates: 32°30′N 34°55′E / 32.500°N 34.917°E / 32.500; 34.917Coordinates: 32°30′N 34°55′E / 32.500°N 34.917°E / 32.500; 34.917
Destrict Haifa
 • TeepCeety
 • MayorSimha Yosipov
 • Total3.539 km2 (1.366 sq mi)
 • Total17,084
 • Density4,800/km2 (13,000/sq mi)


Accordin tae the Israel Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS), at the end o 2005 the ceety haed a tot population o 15,800. As such, it is the Israeli ceety wi the lawest population. Accordin tae CBS, in 2001 the ethnic makeup o the ceety wis 99.3% Jewish an ither non-Arab, wi nae significant Arab population. Thare are 154 immigrant residents. See Population groups in Israel.

Accordin tae CBS, in 2001 thare wur 7,400 males an 7,900 females. The population o the ceety wis spread oot wi 33.7% 19 years o age or younger, 15.4% atween 20 an 29, 20.8% atween 30 an 44, 16.3% frae 45 tae 59, 4.1% frae 60 tae 64, an 9.7% 65 years o age or aulder. The population growth rate in 2001 wis -0.1%.


Accordin tae CBS, as o 2000, in the ceety thare wur 5,739 salaried wirkers an 399 are sel-employed. The mean monthly wage in 2000 for a salaried wirker in the ceety is NIS 3,845, a real chynge o 7.3% ower the course o 2000. Salaried males hae a mean monthly wage o NIS 4,737 (a real chynge o 7.3%) vs. NIS 2,848 for females (a real chynge o 4.3%). The mean income for the sel-employed is 4,662. Thare are 533 fowk who receive unemployment benefits an 1,864 fowk who receive a guaranteed-income supplement.


Or Akiva is hame tae a nummer o lairge factories those o Dexxon (pharmaceuticals), Anna Lotan Ltd. (professional skin care), Darbox Ltd. (plastic packaging), an TE Connectivity (electronics).


Accordin tae CBS, thare are 10 schuils an 2,409 students in the ceety. Thay are spread oot as 6 elementary schuils an 1,575 elementary schuil students, an 5 heich schuils an 834 heich schuil students. 51.9% o 12t grade students wur entitled tae a matriculation certificate in 2001.

Syne 2005 gap year volunteers frae Habonim Dror in hae volunteered in the toun an surroondin auries wirkin in schuils an in extracurricular framewirks wi Arab an Jewish youth.


  1. a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.

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