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Savyon

Savyon
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew סַבְיוֹן
 • ISO 259 Sabyon
 • Also spelled Savion (unofficial)
Official logo of Savyon
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Savyon is located in Israel
Savyon
Savyon
Coordinates:
District Central
Founded 1955
Government
 • Type Local council
 • Head of Municipality Moshe Liftz
Area
 • Total 3,746 dunams (3.746 km2 or 1.446 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 3,000
Name meaning Common groundsel

Savyon (Hebrew: סַבְיוֹן) is a local council in the Center District of Israel, bordering the cities of Kiryat Ono, Petah Tikva, and Yehud. Ranked 10/10 on the Israeli socio-economic scale, it is one of the wealthiest municipalities in Israel, being both famous and infamous for it. In December 2009, Savyon had a population of 3,000.[1]

Savyon was founded in 1955 by Africa Israel Investments for senior immigrants from South Africa. It took the name of a common wildflower, although the first part of its name (sav) means "grandfather", which was appropriate for the residents of the time.[2] Today, Savyon houses a younger population.

In 2004, the moshav Ganei Yehuda (Hebrew: גַּנֵּי יְהוּדָה) was merged into Savyon.

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ "Table 3 – Population of Localities Numbering Above 2,000 Residents and Other Rural Population".  
  2. ^   (Hebrew)
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