Or Yehuda

Or Yehuda (Ebreu: אוֹר יְהוּדָה‬) is a ceety in the Tel Aviv Destrict in Israel. Accordin tae the Israel Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS), the ceety haed a tot population o 32,200 at the end o 2007.[1]

Or Yehuda

  • אוֹר יְהוּדָה
  • أور يهودا
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • ISO 259ʔor Yhuda
Or Yehuda 2010.jpg
Official logo of Or Yehuda
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Coordinates: 32°02′N 34°51′E / 32.033°N 34.850°E / 32.033; 34.850Coordinates: 32°02′N 34°51′E / 32.033°N 34.850°E / 32.033; 34.850
Destrict Tel Aviv
Foondit1949 as an immigrants camp
 • TeepCeety
 • MayorDavid Yosef
 • Total5.141 km2 (1.985 sq mi)
 • Total32,200
 • Density6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Name meaninJudah's Licht
Location o Or Yehuda in the Tel Aviv Destrict


Square in Or Yehuda

Or Yehuda wis established in 1950 on the site o the umwhile Arab veelage o Saqiya, tae settle Jews frae Iraq an North Africae.[2] In 1988, Or Yehuda wis declared as a ceety. The ceety is nou kent for its proximity tae the internaitional Israeli airport o Ben Gurion. Or Yehuda is locatit whaur the biblical ceety o Kefar Ono uised tae staund.

In 2008, pairt o the Ef'al Regional Cooncil, includin the veelage Ramat Pinkas (Ebreu: רָמַת פִּנְקָס‬), merged intae Or Yehuda.


Accordin tae CBS, in 2001 the ethnic makeup o the ceety wis 100.0% Jewish an ither non-Arab, wi nae significant Arab population. Thare are 80 immigrants. See Population groups in Israel.

Accordin tae CBS, in 2001 thare wur 13,900 males an 14,000 females. The population o the ceety wis spread oot wi 34.6% 19 years o age or younger, 17.7% atween 20 an 29, 20.5% atween 30 an 44, 15.8% frae 45 tae 59, 3.1% frae 60 tae 64, an 8.2% 65 years o age or aulder. The population growthe rate in 2001 wis 3.4%.


Accordin tae CBS, as of 2000, in the ceety thare wur 10,281 salaried wirkers an 1,079 are sel-employed. The mean monthly wage in 2000 for a salaried wirker in the ceety is ILS 5,069, a real chynge o 10.8% ower the course o 2000. Salaried males hae a mean monthly wage o ILS 6,220 (a real chynge o 8.9%) versus ILS 3,901 for females (a real chynge o 12.9%). The mean income for the sel-employed is 6,638. Thare are 598 fowk who receive unemployment benefits an 1,605 fowk who receive an income guarantee.


Accordin tae CBS, thare are 14 schools an 5,147 students in the ceety. Thay are spread oot as 10 elementary schools an 2,894 elementary schuil students, an 6 hie schools an 2,253 hie schuil students. 55.7% o 12t grade students wur entitled tae a matriculation certificate in 2001.


  1. "Table 3 – Population of Localities Numbering Above 1,000 Residents and Other Rural Population" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 30 Juin 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2008.
  2. Khalidi, 1992, p. 258


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