Region: Gush Dan / Coastal Areas
Location: Located approximately 45 kilometers (28.0 mi) from the major cities of Tel Aviv (south) and Haifa (north). The city is located along 7 kilometers (4 mi) of the Israeli Mediterranean Coastal Plain.
Driving Directions to Hadera: The city center of Hadera is located between Israel's two main north-south highways; Highway 2, linking Tel Aviv to Haifa, and Highway 4.
Cities/Town Close By: Afula, Binyamina, Caesarea, Netanya, Pardes Hana Karkur, Zichron Yaakov
Population: approx. 77,500
Landscape: Mediterranean coastal plain
Modern Day: A town in central Israel, situated between Haifa and Tel Aviv, was founded in 1890 by Zionist immigrants from Russia and Eastern Europe. In 1895, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, a wealthy French philanthropist, gave the settlers of Hadera with funds to drain the swamps by building canals and planting large eucalyptus groves. The eucalyptus tree soon became Haderah's symbol.
At first, agriculture was the main occupation of Haderah's settlers. They planted field and vegetable garden crops and citrus groves. But as the population of Haderah increased, the economy expanded and industrialized. Today, industry has become the main element in the town's economy. Situated in Haderah are the American Israel Paper Mills, and the Alliance Tire and Rubber Company, food-preserve plants and other enterprises. Agriculture, however, has continued to develop and there are now carp ponds, beehives, cattle, poultry, and flower and banana fields in Haderah.
Near by Parks/Forests: Nahal Hadera Park, Hasharon Park, Sharon Forest National Park, Caesarea Maritima, Caesarea National park, Mount Carmel National Park
Shopping Malls: Ganey Hadarim Mall, Lev hadera Mall
Museums: The "Khan" Museum of the History of Hadera, Hadera Artists House
Festivals: coming soon
Things to Do: Hiking, Biking, The towers at Orot Rabin, Hadera's Great Synagogue
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