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About The City

Founded: 1921
Square area of municipality: 16,300 dunams
Population: 161,000 residents
Location: center of Gush Dan – bordering the cities of Tel Aviv, Givatayim, Bnei Brak, and Kiryat Ono.

The uniqueness of Ramat Gan is found in its parks and green areas surrounding quiet, pastoral neighborhoods, alongside the Bursa (Israel Diamond Center) and entertainment complexes – a bustling and colorful metropolitan hub.
Ramat Gan is the greenest city in Israel, with 25% of its area being parkland. The city continues to meticulously maintain and improve its parks for the benefit of residents and visitors so they can enjoy well-developed green expanses in the heart of Israel. To the north of the city is the Yarkon River and Yarkon Park, while to the south can be found the open spaces of the Ramat Gan National Park and the Safari. The Ramat Gan National Park, which is one of the most unique and beautiful parks in Israel, attracts millions of people annually.

The city hosts the largest diamond center in the world, and one of the biggest business complexes in Israel – the Bursa (Israel Diamond Exchange) complex - where 50,000 people work every day. The Bursa is currently undergoing renovations and renewal, and is expected to become one of the leading recreation and entertainment areas in central Israel.

In Ramat Gan you can find 5 institutions of higher learning, which include the leading Bar-Ilan University, Shenkar School of Engineering, Design, and Art, ranked fifth in the world thanks to its trailblazing thinking, and Beit Zvi School of the Performing Arts. Ramat Gan also hosts the largest hospital Israel
(Sheba – Tel Hashomer), 11 museums, and 3 theaters.


History of Ramat-Gan

Ramat Gan originated as an agricultural community next to Tel Aviv. The pioneers that purchased the territory in 1914 called it "Ir Ganim" ("Garden City"), with the goal of founding a moshava; a community of private farms.

The first residents arrived in 1921, following World War I and the establishment of British Mandate governance. In 1926, the community was recognized as a local council. On May 16, 1950, Ramat Gan expanded to a city, which was economically reliant upon industry, crafts, and trade. The number of its residents grew thirty-fold, from 136 to 4,000. The city's central location, in the heart of Gush Dan, has attracted a large population – including new immigrants and veteran Israelis – who sought the quality of life that a green city could offer. Ramat Gan was declared a city on January 21, 1950