Tel Aviv Living
Tel Aviv is a city that never sleeps and neither do the people who inhabit it. It is vibrant, full of life, and provides an endless amount of activities and places to explore. Whether you enjoy sipping coffee at boutique cafes, eating your way through delicious street food stands or dancing the night away at bars and nightclubs, Tel Aviv has it all. From Jaffa (the old South port) to the Namal (the new North port), and everywhere in between, you will find it difficult to get bored. Year round sunny weather, ensures that the city’s beaches are packed almost on a daily basis.
The New York Times has described Tel Aviv as the 'capital of Mediterranean cool.' Lonely Planet ranked it as a top ten city for nightlife, and National Geographic named it one of the top ten beach cities.
Some interesting facts about Tel Aviv:
Tel Aviv was founded on April 20, 1909. Jaffa is over 3,000 years old. In 1950, the two cities were united under one municipal entity, Tel Aviv-Jaffa. The greater Tel Aviv metropolis has a radius of 60 km, which includes 3.2 million people amounting to 43.2% of the Israeli population.
Climate: On average there are 318 clear sunny days with 587 mm rainfall a year.
Household and Population: 402,600 residents: 369,184 Jews and 33,416 non-Jews. 56% of households are families, 40% of households are single homes
Tourism: 70 hotels with close to 8,000 hotel rooms, nearly a million guests per year and 2.6 million overnight stays in a year.Museums: In 2009 1,233,800 individuals visited Tel Aviv-Yafo museums.
Music: In 2009, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra held 104 concerts for 333,000 listeners. The New Israeli Opera and the Israel Chamber Orchestra held 380 concerts for 276,130 listeners
Theatre: 5 of the biggest theaters in Israel are in Tel Aviv-Yafo. Total annual ticket sales number: 1.5 million.
Libraries: 22 libraries with approximately one million books.
Markets: 3 open markets (shooks) and many organic farmers markets.
Student Life: Study Tel Aviv is an initiative of Tel Aviv Global, raising awareness of Tel Aviv as a top international study and travel destination. It supports international students during their stay in Tel Aviv and promotesTel Aviv's academic institutions worldwide. Above all else, Study Tel Aviv ensures that international students who enroll in any of Tel Aviv's undergraduate or graduate, long or short term, summer or semester programs, have as rewarding and fruitful an experience as possible