in Southern District, Israel
- Be'er Sheva (Teyman) Airport (28 mi)
- Ben Gurion International Airport (30 mi)
- Sde Dov Airport (33 mi)
- El Gora Airport (49 mi)
- Bar Yehuda Airfield (54 mi)
- El Arish International Airport (60 mi)
- Ein Yahav Airfield (81 mi)
- Haifa International Airport (83 mi)
- Queen Alia International Airport (84 mi)
- Ovda International Airport (121 mi)
- Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (158 mi)
- Damascus International Airport (165 mi)
- Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves (Unesco heritage, 20 mi)
- White City of Tel-Aviv -- the Modern Movement (Unesco heritage, 30 mi)
- Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir (Unesco heritage, 33 mi)
- Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem (Unesco heritage, 37 mi)
- Masada (Unesco heritage, 52 mi)
- Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba (Unesco heritage, 73 mi)
- Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel: The Nahal Me’arot / Wadi el-Mughara Caves (Unesco heritage, 73 mi)
- Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee (Unesco heritage, 83 mi)
- Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev (Unesco heritage, 85 mi)
- Old City of Acre (Unesco heritage, 92 mi)
- Miẕpé Yona (observation point, (11 mi)
- Ma‘aganat Ashdod (marina, (9 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 31.669 and 34.571 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 31° 40' 9" and E 34° 34' 17"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Shekel - ILS
- Spoken languages:
- Hebrew, Arabic, English
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 05:32 AM (Friday)
- Timezone: Asia/Jerusalem
- UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:38 am and 5:08 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -27.600 and -144.317 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Safety Score: 2,7 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Israel.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Israel. Last Update: 2020-01-23 07:21:21
Ashqelon in Southern District with it's 105,995 inhabitants is located in Israel about 39 mi (or 62 km) west of Jerusalem, the country's capital.
Local time in Ashqelon is now 05:32 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named Asia / Jerusalem with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 12 airports in the wider vicinity of Ashqelon, of which 5 are larger airports. The closest airport in Israel is Be'er Sheva (Teyman) Airport in a distance of 28 mi (or 45 km), South. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Israel is Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves in a distance of 20 mi (or 32 km), East. We found 2 points of interest in the vicinity of this place. If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Gaza, Ramla, Tel Aviv, Beersheba and Rafah. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 13°C / 56 °F
|Morning Temperature||13°C / 55 °F|
|Evening Temperature||12°C / 53 °F|
|Night Temperature||10°C / 50 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||8%|
|Air Pressure||1018 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Strong breeze with 18 km/h (11 mph) from South-East|
|Cloud Conditions||Broken clouds, covering 66% of sky|
|General Conditions||Moderate rain|
Saturday, 25th of January 2020
13°C (55 °F)
9°C (49 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.
Sunday, 26th of January 2020
13°C (56 °F)
10°C (51 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Monday, 27th of January 2020
15°C (58 °F)
12°C (53 °F)
Overcast clouds, gentle breeze.
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Battle of Ascalon
The Battle of Ascalon took place on August 12, 1099 shortly after the capture of Jerusalem, and is often considered the last action of the First Crusade. The crusader army led by Godfrey of Bouillon defeated and drove off the numerically-superior Fatimid army, securing the safety of Jerusalem.
Siege of Ascalon
The Siege of Ascalon took place in 1153, resulting in the capture of that Egyptian fortress by the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Ashkelon Academic College
Ashkelon Academic College is a college in Ashkelon, Israel which is qualified to grant Bachelor's degrees from Bar-Ilan University.
Barzilai Medical Center
Barzilai Medical Center is a 490-bed hospital in Ashkelon in southern Israel. The Hospital serves a population of 500,000, including a large number of Ethiopian and Russian immigrants. It has 100,000 admissions annually.
The Šaľa Stadion is a multi-purpose stadium in Šaľa, Slovakia. Currently, it is mostly used for football matches and is the home ground of FK Slovan Duslo Šaľa. The stadium holds 1,126 people.
Ashkelon Sports Arena
The Ashkelon Sport Arena is an indoor sporting arena located in Ashkelon, Israel. The arena opened in 1999 and is home to the Ironi Ashkelon basketball club and Hapoel Ashkelon fencing and rhythmic gymnastics teams. The arena has a capacity of 3,000 permanent Seats.
Ashkelon National Park
Ashkelon National Park is an Israeli national park along the shore of the Mediterranean sea southwest of the city of Ashkelon. The national park is situated in the heart of ancient Ashkelon. It is surrounded by a wall built in the mid-12th century by the Fatimid Caliphate. The wall was originally 2,200 meters in length, 50 meters in width and 15 meters in height. The remains of the wall are located in the eastern and southern parts of the national park.
Shikma Prison is an Israeli prison located in Ashkelon. There are many Palestinian prisoners there including the engineer Dirar Abu Sisi who was kidnapped in Ukraine in February 2011. Among the former prisoners is Israeli scientist Mordechai Vanunu who spent 11 years of his prison sentence there.
These districts belong to Ashqelon.Other districts
These are districts that are close by, but belong to a different city than Ashqelon.
- Shekhunat Giv'at Zion
- Shekhunat Shimshon
- Rova` Yod Zayin
- Rova` Tet Waw
- Rova` Tet Zayin
- Rova` Yod Alef
- Rova` Yod Gimel
- Rova` Yod Bet
- Rova` Yod
- Rova` HaQirya
- Rova` Het
- Rova` Tet
- Rova` Dalet
- Rova` Waw
- Rova` He
- Rova` Zayin
- Rova` Gimel
- Rova` Bet
- Rova` Alef
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Ashqelon.
Ashkelon › West, Ashkelon (source)
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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Majdal, Majdal ‘Asqalān, El Medjdel, Migdal Ascalon, Migdal Gad, El Majdal, Migdal Ashqelon, Al Majdal, Ashquelon, Ashkelon, Ashqelon, אשקלון, Ашкелон