Bnei Brak (or Bene Beraq) ( ) is a city located on Israel's central Mediterranean coastal plain, just east of Tel Aviv, in the Dan metropolitan region and Tel Aviv District. Bnei Brak is a center of Ultra Orthodox Judaism.
Bnei Brak covers an area of 709 hectares. According to figures of the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, at the end of 2009, the population was 154,400, with an annual growth rate of 1.7%. In November 2012, the spokesman for Bnei Brak City Hall released numbers from the Ministry of Interior saying that on 27 September 2012, the population of the city stood at 176 556, making it the 10th largest city in Israel. Bnei Brak is one of the poorest and most densely populated cities in Israel.
History and name
Historical Bnei Brak