Ramat Gan

Ramat Gan (räˈmät gän) [key], city (1994 pop. 122,200), W central Israel, adjacent to Tel Aviv. Founded in 1921, Ramat Gan is an important industrial center. Food processing is the chief industry; construction materials are also made there. Diamonds are processed on the city's outskirts. Bar Ilan Univ. and a technical school are in Ramat Gan, which is also the site of Israel's largest sports stadium. Ramat Gan was an area hit heavily by Iraqi Scud missiles during the Persian Gulf War (1991).

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