"Savion" redirects here. For the tap-dancer, see Savion Glover.
  • סַבְיוֹן
  • سفيون
Hebrew transcription(s)
  ISO 259 Sabyon
  Also spelled Savion (unofficial)

Coordinates: 32°2′50.14″N 34°52′32.56″E / 32.0472611°N 34.8757111°E / 32.0472611; 34.8757111Coordinates: 32°2′50.14″N 34°52′32.56″E / 32.0472611°N 34.8757111°E / 32.0472611; 34.8757111
District Central
Founded 1951
  Type Local council
  Head of Municipality Moshe Liftz
  Total 3,746 dunams (3.746 km2 or 1.446 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
  Total 3,705
Name meaning Common groundsel

Savyon (Hebrew: סַבְיוֹן, Arabic: سفيون) is a local council in the Central District of Israel, bordering the cities of Kiryat Ono, Petah Tikva, and Yehud. Ranked 10/10 on the Israeli socio-economic scale, it is one of the wealthiest municipalities in Israel, being both famous and infamous for it. In 2015 it had a population of 3,705.


Savyon was founded in 1955 by Africa Israel Investments for senior South African Jewish immigrants. It took the name of a common wildflower, although the first part of its name (sav) means "grandfather", which was appropriate for the residents of the time.[2] Today, Savyon has a young population.

In 2004, the moshav Ganei Yehuda (Hebrew: גַּנֵּי יְהוּדָה) was merged into Savyon.

Notable residents


  1. "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  2. Vilnai, Ze'ev (1978). "Savyon". Ariel Encyclopedia (in Hebrew). Volume 5. Israel: Am Oved. pp. 5298–99.
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