Ashdod, Israel

About Ashdod

Ashdod (Hebrew: About this soundאַשְׁדּוֹד; Arabic: أَشْدُود‎ Ashdud or إِسْدُود Isdud) is the sixth-largest city and the largest port in Israel accounting for 60% of the country's imported goods. Ashdod is located in the Southern District of the country, on the Mediterranean coast where it is situated between Tel Aviv to the North 32 kilometers (20 miles) away, and Ashkelon to the South 20 km (12 mi) away. Jerusalem is 53 km (33 mi) to the east. The city is also an important regional industrial center.

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Jack Ross, Committee Chair
Lili Kaufmann, Committee Co-Chair

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Population

222,883

Area

18.240 sq mi

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Mayor: Yehiel Lasri