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Ra'anana (Hebrew: רַעֲנָנָה‎‎, lit. "Fresh") is a city in the heart of the southern Sharon Plain of the Central District of Israel with a population of 68,300, as of 2009. Ra'anana is bordered by Kfar Sava on the east and Herzliya on the southwest. While the majority of its residents are native Israelis, a large part of the population are immigrants from English, French and Spanish speaking countries.

Ra'anana's high tech industrial park is home to many leading global companies and local start up companies. It has been named the city with the highest quality of life in Israel and the safest city in the Middle East.

Raanana is located in the heart of the region Sharon and is known for its beauty and quality of life as the "Pearl of the Sharon".


Meanwhile there live about 70,000 inhabitants. By immigration - especially from the countries of the former USSR. Soon a population of 75,000 is expected.
Ra'anana has a very young population. They work in the fields of agriculture - the banking system - the medicine - the hi-tech engineering - the computer industry.

parks and playgrounds:
70 public parks are scattered throughout the city, and the total area is about 170,000 square meters.

In the city there are about 10 sports halls, as well as a multi-purpose sports center, a squash court, a municipal shooting range, a country club, an athletic school, a jogging track, a soccer stadium.

To the west of the town a large park is being built of 200,000 square meters. There is a lake, a Japanese garden, and also an amphitheater is included.
There are recreational and sports facilities, bike paths and much more. The new Sports Center - located in the Education Complex, the latest and most advanced in the country. New residential areas should be developed. Despite all these extensive construction activities to the rural character be preserved in the city.

(Source: City Bramsche)


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