Location Located in the center of the country. 5 kilometers south east of Rehovot, 25 kilometers from Tel Aviv and 30 kilometers from Jerusalem. Land: 1750 acres Municipal status received in: 1952 District: Central Planning and construction: Zmora Further Data (Updated 12/07) Socio-economic cluster: 7 out of 10 Number of individuals per household (average): 3.7 Percentage of academics: 30.4% Crowdedness per square kilometer: 1257 Household total: 2600 Date Number of Residents December 48 407 December 61 452 December 72 1000 December 83 2147 December 95 4319 December 99 6700 December 02 7461 December 04 8041 December 05 8429 December 07 9583 December 08 Division of age among the village population (Updated 12/07) Age Range Number of People 0 - 5 1023 6 - 12 1323 13 - 17 879 18 - 21 692 22- 40 2549 41 - 60 2379 Over 60 738 Geophysical Variables: Winter temperature average 13 °C Summer temperature average 27 °C Precipitation average 550 millimeters Minimum level 52.6 meters Maximum level 74.7 meters