The garden city of Ashkelon is situated on Israel’s southern coast and is considered the capital of the Ashkelon district. It features recreation and tourism centers and is in constant development. The city has 128,000 residents and the municipal area includes some 55,000 dunams – making it one of Israel’s largest cities. Ashkelon boasts a national park that hugs the coastline, expansive parks, modern construction, outstanding beaches and a high quality of life. All of this, coupled with an advanced education system from preschool to academic education, a medical center, and recreational and leisure centers for children, youth and adults, combine to create a city of extraordinary advantages for its residents. The city’s location between the sea and the desert assure a comfortable climate all year round.