Cities in Israel

"How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel!"
(BaMidbar 24:5)


Raanana, Раанана. Photo:  Netzah.org (c)

Raanana is located in South Sharon, 19 kilometers from Tel Aviv, next to Kfar Saba and Herzliya.

The settlement was established in 1912 by members of the American company Ahuza Alef-New York. The first inhabitants called it "Raanania", later the name was changed to "Raanana", which means "freshness" or "cheerfulness".

Raanana received the city status in 1982.

Raanana is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Israel. It is forbidden to build industrial enterprises in the city, so that the air is fresh.

The Raanana industrial zone is located in the northern part of the city, there are offices of several high-tech companies.

On the central street Ahuza, which crosses the city, there are shops, cafes and restaurants.

The population of the city is repatriated from the USA, France, Great Britain, South Africa, CIS countries.

Tel. 09-7610200

The National Insurance Institute of Israel ("Bituah Leumi"):
Derech ha-Sharon 12
Tel. *6050, 12226050

Israeli Employment Service ("Lishkat Taasuka"):
ha-Tahana 5, Kfar Saba
Tel. 09-7473800

Israel Ministry of Construction and Housing:
Tel. 03-7632777, 03-7632806

Open university of Israel: Tel. 09-7782222

City streets and attractions near the city:


The distance
(in straight line):

to Jerusalem - 54 km
to Tel Aviv - 14 km
to Haifa - 71 km
to Beer Sheva - 103 km


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