Kiryat Ono

Kiryat Ono (Hebrew: קִרְיַת אוֹנוֹ) is a city in the Tel Aviv District of Israel. It is located 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) east of Tel Aviv. In 2018 it had a population of 39,986.[1]

Kiryat Ono

  • קִרְיַת אוֹנוֹ
Hebrew transcription(s)
  ISO 259Qiryat ʔono
  Also spelledQiryat Ono (official)

Kiryat Ono
Kiryat Ono
Coordinates: 32°03′49″N 34°51′19″E
Country Israel
District Tel Aviv
  TypeCity (from 1992)
  MayorIsrael Gal
  Total4,112 dunams (4.112 km2 or 1.588 sq mi)
  Density9,700/km2 (25,000/sq mi)

Modern Kiryat Ono is not to be confused with the biblical Ono, which was located in the area that is now Or Yehuda.[2]


A settlement named Kfar Ono was established in 1939. In the 1950s, a ma'abara (transit camp for new immigrants in Israel) was established nearby. In 1954, the settlement merged with other communities to form Kiryat Ono. It achieved city status in 1992.[3] It began to grow during the British era, probably due to its proximity to the military compound now known as Tel Hashomer. In a park a lone tree stands on a hill overlooking the base; this tree has been adopted as the city's spiritual and cultural icon. The lands surrounding the tree were owned as agricultural land and maintained by Aryeh Konikov. When the lone tree was planted, it seemed unique in its location, and Mr. Konikov nourished it and maintained the land surrounding it for many years. That land has now become a part of town named Ricefield.


According to CBS, in 2001 the ethnic makeup of the city was Jewish and other non-Arabs. Kiryat Ono has grown significantly in recent years. According to CBS, in 2014 there were 17,700 males and 18,900 females. The population of the city was spread out with 32.4% 19 years of age or younger, 9.8% between 20 and 29, 24.3% between 30 and 44, 14.9% from 45 to 59, 5.0% from 60 to 64, and 13.6% 65 years of age or older. The population growth rate in 2014 was 3.0%.


According to CBS, as of 2013, in the city, there were 16,400 salaried workers and 1,417 are self-employed. The mean monthly wage in 2013 for a salaried worker in the city is ILS 12,543, a real change of 0.6% over the course of 2012. Salaried males have a mean monthly wage of ILS 15,487 (a real change of 1.0%) versus ILS 9,877 for females (a real change of 0.9%). The mean income for the self-employed is 12,598. There are 282 people who receive unemployment benefits and 162 people who receive an income guarantee.


There are 11 schools in the city. They are spread out as 7 state elementary schools (Alumim, Rimonim, Warsaw, Nir, Jacob Cohen, and Sharet), 1 religious state elementary school, 1 Democratic school, 3 middle schools (Shazar, Ben Zvi and Peres Junior High) and 1 high school. (Ben Zvi High school) 6,465 pupils study at the schools.

Ono Academic College, an accredited private college with 8,500 students is located in Kiryat Ono.[4]

International relations

Twin towns

Kiryat Ono is twinned with:

Notable residents


  1. "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. Walid Khalidi, All that Remains, Washington, D.C. 1992, pp. 247-248; Carta's Official Guide to Israel, Jerusalem 1983, p. 358.
  3. "Qiryat Ono (Israel)". Retrieved 2013-03-26.
  4. "Ono Academic College - PROFILE - ONO ACADEMIC COLLEGE". Retrieved 2013-03-26.
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