Ashdod

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Ashdod (Hebrew: אַשְׁדּוֹד; Arabic: اشدود‎‎, إسدود) is the sixth-largest city in Israel. Ashdod is Israel's largest port, since about 60% of the country's imported goods come through the city.

Climate[change | change source]

Ashdod has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers, pleasant spring and fall, and cool, rainy winters. The humidity is usually high many times year round, and rain occurs mainly from November to March.

Climate data for Ashdod
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17.2
(63.0)
19.5
(63.5)
23.7
(67.5)
26.9
(76.3)
27.4
(81.3)
29.5
(85.1)
31.8
(87.4)
30.1
(88.0)
29.2
(86.4)
26.5
(82.2)
23.6
(74.5)
19.2
(66.6)
25.4
(76.8)
Average low °C (°F) 7.1
(46.6)
9.8
(46.4)
12.3
(48.7)
15.9
(53.4)
16.8
(58.6)
19.2
(64.4)
21.6
(69.1)
20.4
(70.5)
18.1
(68.2)
15.5
(63.5)
11.7
(55.6)
9.5
(49.6)
14.8
(57.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 127.9
(5.10)
98.6
(3.93)
61.4
(2.45)
17.8
(.71)
3.1
(.12)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2.3
(.09)
29.2
(.76)
69.8
(2.78)
114.7
(4.57)
524.8
(20.51)
Source: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics[1][2]

Demographics[change | change source]

Year Population [3]
1956 200
1961 4,600
1972 40,300
1983 66,700
1995 129,800
2005 200,600
2015 220,200

Ashdod had a population of about 220,000 in 2015, making it the sixth-largest city in Israel.[4] The ratio of women to men is about 1.05 to 1.00. Also, 19.7% of the population was under the age of 10, 15.7% from age 10 to 19, 14.9% from 20 to 29, 19.1% from 30 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% were 65 or older. The population of Ashdod is a lot younger than the Israeli average because there are a lot of young couples in the city.

Over 95% of Ashdod's population is Jewish, even though only about 30% follow their religion. The city is also home to the world's largest[5] Karaite community, with about five thousand members.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Monthly Average of Daily Maximum and Minimum Temperature" (PDF). Statistical Abstract of Israel 2006. Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. June 2011.
  2. "Precipitation" (PDF). Statistical Abstract of Israel 2006. Israel Central Bureau of Statistics.
  3. Article on the Hebrew Wikipedia.
  4. Israel Central Bureau of Statistics estimate as of the end of June 2006 (July 2005). "TABLE 3. – POPULATION(1) OF LOCALITIES NUMBERING ABOVE 1,000 RESIDENTS" (Excel). CBS. Retrieved July 22, 2009.
  5. Last Days Reporters. "7 Stages of the beginning of Judaism". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007.

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