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Ramat Gan

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Ramat Gan (רמת-גן) is a city in Israel, on the central coastal strip, just east of Tel Aviv, and part of the metropolis known as Gush Dan, in the Tel Aviv District. It has about 150,000 residents.

Ramat Gan began as an agricultural settlement in 1921 planting wheat, barley and watermelons. As years passed, many people were attracted to this centrally located and very green area. Over the years, a major change took place and Ramat Gan expanded its borders and developed into a city of trade, industry and commerce.

The city leaders put effort into building a city that their citizens could live in with great pride. Major emphasis was put on education and more and more schools and colleges were build or expanded. New businesses and clean industries were started and many people found Ramat Gan to be the right place to live and work.

Today, Ramat Gan boasts of having the largest "Diamond Exchange" in the world and leads the country in the fields of Education, Culture and Social awareness.

Ramat Gan is home to the Middle East's tallest skyscraper, the 244 meters City Gate Ramat Gan. This building is only one of many up to date skyscrapers, which has been built in the city during the construction boom of the last decade. The city's business center, Diamond Exchange District, is revolving the Diamond Exchange market. This quickly developed district is now a true competitor to Tel Aviv's business center and claiming the country's second best skyline.

Ramat Gan is also home to the Bar Ilan University and the Sheba Medical Center.

25% of Ramat Gan's land is kept for parks and other green areas (in Hebrew, "gan" means "park"), making the city one of the "greenest" urban grounds in Israel.

The sister cities of Ramat Gan are Wroclaw (Poland), Strasbourg (France), Szombathely (Hungary), Weinheim (Baden-Württemberg, Germany), Main-Kinzig district (Germany), Shenyang (China), San Borja (Lima, Peru), and the London Borough of Barnet (England).

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