Tel Aviv Info

Continent: Middle East
Country: Republic of Israel
Capital: Jerusalem
Position: on the Coast of the Mediterranean Sea
Currency: New Israeli Shekel (NIS)
Official language: Hebrew. English is fluently spoken

Founded in 1909 under the name that means "hill of spring", Tel Aviv is the second city of Israel after Jerusalem. It has a surface of 52,788 square km where 391,300 people live while the population of the Gush Dan metro area reaches 3,150,800 people. Today it is a unique urban centre with the nearby Jaffa harbour area while the so called White City of Tel Aviv, the highest concentration in the world of buildings in modernist style, was declared World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2003. The climate is always pleasant, as the temperature rarely goes under 10° C degrees in winter while in summer it hardly reaches beyond 32° C degrees. The rain season goes from September to April but the city is characterized by 300 days of sunshine a year.

To visit: the Eretz Israel Museum, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Batey Haosef Military Museum, the Bauhaus Museum and the White City, the long promenade to the Tel Aviv Marina on the Mediterranean Sea with its beach and countless restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs which make it a metropolis that never sleeps, the Jaffa suburb and the Dizengoff Centre for the shopping in the city centre.
Tel Aviv was, in 2008, at the 14th place of the most expensive cities in the world. In comparison, New York was at the 22nd place in the same category. It is the third city in the world for number of sushi restaurants and it boasts also an Italian restaurant that was judged the best one abroad by the Italian Ministry for Agriculture and Forests.