Tel Aviv is the second-most populous city in Israel after Jerusalem. Situated on the Mediterranean coastline in central-west Israel, Tel Aviv has a population of 426,138. The city is the focal point of the larger Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area, which contains over 3.7 million residents, 42% of the country's population.
The city was founded in 1909 by Jewish immigrants on the outskirts of the ancient port city of Jaffa. Tel Aviv and Jaffa were merged into a single municipality in 1950, two years after the establishment of the State of Israel. Tel Aviv's White City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, comprises of the world's largest concentration of International Style buildings (Bauhaus and other related modernist architectural styles).
Tel Aviv is a global city, and is one of the most important financial center in the world. Tel Aviv has the third-largest economy of any city in the Middle East after Abu Dhabi and Tehran. The city receives over a million international visitors annually. Known as "The City that Never Sleeps" and a "party capital", it has a lively nightlife, dynamic atmosphere and a famous 24-hour culture.
Tel Aviv brings visitors a perfect touristic experience with great food, art, unique shopping and a perfectly sunny weather almost year round.
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