The Municipality of Herzliya is an organization of local government with administrative and financial autonomy.
The city was founded in 1924 and named after the founder of the Jewish State, Dr. Benjamin Ze’ev Herzl.
Herzliya is located on the Mediterranean coastline, 15km north of Tel Aviv, on the Haifa-Tel Aviv road and covers an area of approximately 22 square kilometers (8.5 square miles).
The population of the city is approximately 100,000. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, residents of Herzliya are among the wealthiest in Israel.
Today no heavy industry plants operate in Herzliya and the western ‘industrial zone’ is a hub for local and international high-tech companies, along with commercial centers, which include shops, restaurants and bars. The coastal area serves as a recreation zone, with hotels, Marina, busy beaches, promenade and archeological site of the ancient city of Apollonia.
Commercial activities take place also at the city center, alongside museums, theatres, sport centers and other cultural activities.