How Big is Jerusalem ?

Regarding the Population Size :

Around 850,000 people, which makes Jerusalem the biggest city in Israel, even more than Tel-Aviv, but unlike Tel-Aviv, a lot of suburbs are included within Jerusalem municipality. So Jerusalem is not a huge city like London or Paris where there are around 12 million people (There are about 9 million people in all Israel). In Jerusalem, about 60% of the population is Jew, 35% Muslim and 5 % Christian and other minorities.

Regarding the Physical  Size :

The Old City is about 1 Km wide, it’s easy to walk in it.
From the Central Bus Station till the old city, there are 3 Km, I walked that path many times, it takes about half hour. There is the tramway going that way. The Town Center is right before the Old City.
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Some suburbs of Jerusalem are quite far from the city center, like Gilo about 6 Km away and Ramot 5 Km away.
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Aerial distances :

From Jerusalem to Tel-Aviv : 55 Km
From Jerusalem to the Airport : 40 Km
From Jerusalem to the Dead Sea : 22 Km
From Jerusalem to Amman, the capital of Jordan : 66 Km

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