Kiryat Gat

Cities in Israel

"How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel!"
(BaMidbar 24:5)

Kiryat Gat

Kiryat Gat. Photo:

Kiryat Gat is a city south-east of Ashkelon.

Kiryat Gat was founded in 1954. Its name comes from the name of the city of the Philistines Gath who was on this site.

On the spot where Kiryat Gat stands, there was a battle between David and Goliath.

Half of the city's population consists of people from Asia and Africa. Repatriates from the CIS and from Europe also live in the city.

In the city there is an industrial zone, in which there are metalworking enterprises and sugar factory "Sugat", as well as a newly built factory "Intel".

Kiryat Gat received the status of the city in 1972.

Matnas Heyhal Edit
Tel. 08-6600006

The National Insurance Institute of Israel ("Bituah Leumi"):
Sderot ha-Atzmaut 64
Tel. *6050, 12226050

Israeli Employment Service ("Lishkat Taasuka"):
ha-Tamarim 17
Tel. 08-6879553

Israel Ministry of Construction and Housing:
Tel. 08-6263617, 08-9399111

City streets and attractions near the city:


Kiryat Gat
The distance
(in straight line):

to Jerusalem - 45 km
to Tel Aviv - 53 km
to Haifa - 136 km
to Beer Sheva - 39 km