Gush Dan

Gush Dan (Hebrew: גּוּשׁ דָּן, lit. "Dan bloc") or Tel Aviv metropolitan area (Hebrew: מֶטְרוֹפּוֹלִין תֵּל אָבִיב) is a conurbation in Israel, located along the country's Mediterranean coastline. There is no single formal definition of Gush Dan, though the term is in frequent use by both governmental bodies and the general public. It ranges from combining Tel Aviv with cities that form urban continuum with it, to the entire areas from both the Tel Aviv and the Central District, or sometimes the whole Metropolitan Area of Tel Aviv.[2] which includes a small part of the Southern District as well. Gush Dan is the largest conurbation and metropolitan area in Israel, with the metropolitan area having an estimated population of 4,054,570 residents, 95% of whom are Israeli Jews.

Gush Dan
גוש דן (Hebrew)
From top left: Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Bat Yam, Netanya, Ashdod, Rishon LeZion, Southern Suburbs of Tel Aviv.
Dan Bloc (Gush Dan in Hebrew)
Coordinates: 32°2′N 34°46′E
Country Israel
Metropolitan AreaGush Dan
  Total1,516 km2 (585 sq mi)
 (1 January 2020)[1][2]
44.7% of Israel's Population
  Metro density2,291/km2 (5,930/sq mi)
 Israeli Jews: 95.1%
Israeli Arabs: 4.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (IST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (IDT)
Postal code
Area code+972 (Israel)

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