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City: N/A State: N/A Country: Israel
Tel Aviv-Yafo usually Tel Aviv, is the second-largest city in Israel, with an estimated population of 390,100. The city is situated on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline, with a land area of 51.8 square kilometres (20.0 sq mi). It is the largest and most populous city in the metropolitan of Gush Dan, home to 3.15 million people as of 2008. The city is governed by the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality.Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 on the outskirts of the ancient port city of Jaffa. German refugees, trained in the Bauhaus School of Architecture, during the 1920s-30s - which have earned Tel Aviv UNESCO World Heritage status and the nickname 'the White City' (or, alternatively, 'Big Orange').Waves of post-war immigration and 1950s austerity necessitated the erection of drab, cheaply built housing at the same time as the initial sheen of the city began to wear off, and Tel Aviv was in danger of becoming a characterless mass of concrete, while the beachfront piled up with detritus.Tel Aviv is Israel's economic hub and its richest city, home to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and many corporate offices and research and development centers. Its beaches, bars, cafes, upscale shopping and cosmopolitian lifestyle have made it a popular tourist destination, and given way to its reputation as a "Mediterranean city that never sleeps." It is the country's cultural capital and a major perfprming arts and commerce center.Despite living under the cloud of terrorist violence, the inhabitants of Tel Aviv have not only maintained their equanimity but enjoy the success of their flourishing, multi-cultural, ultra-modern city with a spirit that is catching.
Climate | When to Visit
Spring and autumns are the best months to visit. Summers are very hot and winters very suprisingly cold.
Visit during: March to April
Directions | How to Reach
Tel Aviv is a major transportation hub, with many major routes of the national road network passing through the city. Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel's main international airport handles all international flights. Tel Aviv's domestic airport is Sde Dov in the northwestern part of the city.Tel Aviv has four train stations along the Ayalon Highway.
miscellaneous | Important Information
DON'T MISS:Beit Ha-t'futsot Diaspora Museum and University campus. Museum of Art. Eretz Israel Museum Complex. Yafo Flea Market. Yafo Harbour. The Carmel and Nahalat Binyamin markets, and bars round.