Rishon LeZion

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Rishon LeZion from the sky
Coat of arms

Rishon LeZion, Hebrew: רִאשׁוֹן לְצִיּוֹן - "first of Zion", is a city in Israel. About 244,000 people were living here in 2015.

Rishon LeZion is situated in the Gush Dan region in the Central District, and lies south of Tel Aviv.

It was founded by Russian Jews in 1882.

It ranks fourth in population and second in newly established settlements.

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