OMG youve taken my thread, in the last week i took dozens of pictures of my city and was gonna post a thread about it! thats not fair lol..... good initiative nevertheless... ill post my pictures later on this week
Welcme to Ashdod City, the 5th biggest Israeli city with some 225.000 inhabitants:
The modern-day city of Ashdod was founded in 1955. Located 27 kilometers to the south of Tel Aviv - Yaffo, the city's name was already mentioned several times in the Bible, in the book of Yehoshua (Joshua). Ashdod Seaport was inaugurated in 1965 and is one of Israel's two major seaports on the Mediterranean coastline. (the other is Haifa Seaport) Ashdod's industrial zone is one of the largest in the country.
During the 1990's, Ashdod's population doubled itself and the city has also developed into a tourism hotspot with some of the best untouched beaches in Israel, side by side with the development of a large marina with a 550-vessel capacity. More and more new high-rise neighbourhoods are being planned and built, as the city's population is expected to reach a quarter million residents in 2020.
Ashdod is also significant for its rich history. Archaeological excavations have revealed a continuous human-settlement in the city's area as from the 17th century b.c.e., with several findings of Canaanite and Israelite fortifications. In the late Canaanite period, Ashdod served as an important harbor city as is shown by archaeological finds and references to its maritime trade in the archives of Ugarit. According to biblical tradition, it was a town of the ancient Anakim ("giants"). In 734 b.c.e. the city surrendered to Assyria and Ashdod became the capital of an Assyrian province. Although the city was situated on the via maris, the trade route near the sea, it was not directly on the coast but possessed an ancient port which was called Ashdod Yam ("Ashdod on the sea") Ashdod's importance declined and for 1000 years it was no more than a small fishing village. Nowdays the city has regained its importance and vitality.
nice pics but i don't like ashdod's mall( very poor by comparison to malls in TEL AVIV,NETANYA,RISHON LE ZION,JERUSALEM AND ANOTHER CITIES!
MANY NEW BUILDINGS AND NEW MUSIC HALL BUT VERY POOR MALL( U MUST ANY BUILD!! ROM I WAIT))
Yeah It did, 10 years ago the city was around 115k..... and its expected to reach the 300k mark in 10 years or so, by doing that it will be come the third biggest city in Israel (in case Rishon wont grow even more hehe )
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