Tel-Aviv is Israel's largest metropolitan area. The 1983 Census of Population found in greater Tel-Aviv some 1.565 million people who comprised 38.5% of the total population of Israel. The conurbation of Tel-Aviv now consists of 41 localities, compared to 27 in 1972.1 These data reflect the enormous growth of a very young city, just 75 years old, competing with two ancient ones; Jerusalem and Jaffa. Jerusalem has always been the religious centre of the country, and since the beginning of the British Mandate after the first world war, it has served as the political centre as well. Jaffa, now a section of the city of Tel-Aviv, has been considered the maritime gate of mountainous Jerusalem.
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- Sociology and Political Science
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