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Rishon Lezion, one of four largest cities of Israel, is an ancient settlement just 8 kilometers outside Tel Aviv. The city, which was founded by Jewish settlers from Russia at the end of the 1800s, grew in the following years and has become one of the main centers of the country today. According to the last census in 2017, the total population of Rishon Lezion is around 250.000 people.

Rishon Lezion is estimated to further develop thanks to the large airport which is going to be built in the near future. Agricultural products trading was influential in the city's economy in the past, while the construction, technology and service sectors are becoming increasingly important today. Old factories and ateliers nowadays serve as restaurants, bars and cafés with the development of tourism.

There are a large number of luxury 5-star hotels in the city, which hosts the offices of major companies such as Coca Cola, Fiat and Volvo. If you are going to visit the city, it is best to book your car and make your hotel reservation in advance. It is difficult to find accommodation at certain times during which especially fairs and congresses are held and prices may rise in such periods.

One of the biggest problems in the region has been the insufficiency of water supply since the past. New projects are being developed to prevent water scarcity and to provice the city with water. Recycling projects, especially conducted for water recovery, have long been on the agenda of the city.

There are many theater performances, concerts and festivals held annually in Rishon Lezion. The annual wine festival is one of the main celebrations of the city. The Rishon Lezion Performance Center hosts the concerts staged by world-famous singers and bands such as Mariah Carey, Flo Rida, Avicii and Sting.

Apart from these, you can attend classical music concerts held in the city. As a different activity option, you can visit the zoo and have a nice time with our cute animal friends if you would like to. The Old Synagogue and Rishon Lezion History Museum are at the top of absolute must-see places for the visitors interested in the details about the city's history. Neot Ashalim Park and Superland are just some of the most beautiful parks in the city.

Handball matches are quite competitive in Rishon Lezion, which is one of the most developed cities of Israel regarding sporting events. If you like to play chess, let us remind you that the city is popular in chess across Israel and even in the entire Middle East. Garry Kasparov and Boris Alterman, world famous chess figures, are among the players who played for the city.

Rishon Lezion is located at a point that is easily accessible by land, railway or airway. You have the options such as driving or taking a bus to the center of the city from Tel Aviv and other major cities of the country. Moreover, it will be much easier to reach the city in the following years thanks to the airport which is planned to be built near Rishon Lezion.

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