This list includes localities that are in Israel that the Israeli Ministry of Interior has designated as a city council. Jerusalem includes occupied East Jerusalem. The list is based on the current index of the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Within Israel's system of local government, an urban municipality can be granted a city council by the Interior Ministry when its population exceeds 20,000.The term "city" does not generally refer to local councils or urban agglomerations, even though a defined city often contains only a small portion of an urban area or metropolitan area's population.
Israel has 16 cities with populations over 100,000, including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv-Yafo.In all, there are 77 Israeli localities granted "municipalities" (or "city") status by the Ministry of the Interior, including four Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Two more cities are planned: Kasif, a planned city to be built in the Negev, and Harish, originally a small town currently being built into a large city. The area and population of Jerusalem includes that of East Jerusalem which has been de facto annexed by Israel and incorporated within Jerusalem's municipal borders under the Jerusalem Law. This, however, is not recognized by the international community who regard East Jerusalem as part of the Occupied Palestinian Territory. If East Jerusalem is considered part of Israel, Tel Aviv is the country's second most populous city with 452,000 residents after Jerusalem with 919,000; if not, Tel Aviv is the most populous city before West Jerusalem with around 350,000.
The following table lists all Israeli cities by name, district, population, and area, according to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics:
|Baqa al-Gharbiyye||Haifa||Middle Ages||29,950||N/A||N/A||16.4||3,152.1||−0.736|
|Bat Yam||Tel Aviv||1926||129,013||130,300||−0.99%||8.2||15,758.4||−0.025|
|Bnei Brak||Tel Aviv||1924||204,639||151,800||+34.81%||7.1||25,709.4||−1.304|
|Kafr Qasim||Center||19th century||23,823||18,400||+29.47%||8.7||2,391.5||−0.841|
|Kiryat Ono||Tel Aviv||1939||40,409||30,000||+34.70%||4.1||8,557.8||1.513|
| Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut ||Center||1985||93,277||69,300||+34.60%||50.2||1,862.5||1.351|
|Or Yehuda||Tel Aviv||1955||36,813||33,900||+8.59%||5.1||5,477.7||0.133|
|Ramat Gan||Tel Aviv||1921||163,480||143,600||+13.84%||13.2||9,376.1||1.041|
|Ramat HaSharon||Tel Aviv||1923||47,245||39,000||+21.14%||16.8||2,708.3||1.796|
|Tel Aviv-Yafo||Tel Aviv|| Bronze Age |
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