🇮🇱 Ra'anana is a city in the heart of the southern Sharon Plain of the Central District of Israel. It was founded in 1922 as an American-Jewish settlement. Bordered by Kfar Saba and Hod HaSharon on the east and Herzliya on the south-west. While the majority of its residents are native-born Israelis, a large part of the population consists of immigrants from the Americas and Europe. Ra'anana's industrial park is home to global and local start-up companies. It was designated a "Green City" by the World Health Organization in 2005.
Industry and commerce Ra'anana has an industrial zone in the north of the city, which is home to Renanim shopping mall and many high-tech companies, including Emblaze, Hewlett-Packard, NICE Systems, SAP, NCR Corporation, Comverse, Red Hat, Waze (prior to Google acquisition), Texas Instruments, Arm Holdings and ZoomInfo. In addition, Microsoft's head office in Israel and Amdocs are located in an office complex at the eastern edge of the city, close to Ra'anana Junction, where Highway 4 meets Ahuza Street, Ra'anana's main boulevard. Ahuza Street runs through the city from east to west and is lined with shops, restaurants and a cultural center.
Ra'anana has a population of over 75,421 people. Ra'anana also forms one of the centres of the wider Central District which has a population of over 2,115,800 people.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Ra'anana has twin cities agreements with: 🇳🇱 Opsterland, Netherlands; 🇩🇪 Bramsche, Germany; 🇫🇷 Boulogne-Billancourt, France; 🇮🇹 Verona, Italy; 🇹🇼 Tainan, Taiwan; 🇺🇸 Atlanta, United States; 🇩🇪 Goslar, Germany; 🇵🇱 Poznań, Poland; 🇧🇷 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.