Sites & cities that bear the name of Lod


Today in : Israel
First trace of activity : ca. 5,600 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : לוֹד ,اللُّدّ,‎ al-Ludd, Lydda, Diospolis, Λύδδα, Διόσπολις, Tel Lod, Colonia Lucia Septimia Severa Diospolis, Georgiopolis, Lydea, al-Ludd, St. Jorge de Lidde

Description : Lod (Hebrew: לוֹד; Arabic: اللُّدّ‎ al-Ludd; Latin: Lydda, Diospolis, Ancient Greek: Λύδδα / Διόσπολις - city of Zeus) is a city 15 km (9.3 mi) southeast of Tel Aviv in the Central District of Israel. In 2017 it had a population of 74,604.The name is derived from the Biblical city of Lod, and it was a significant Judean town from the Maccabean Period to the early Christian period. During the 1948 Arab–Israeli War most of the city's Arab inhabitants were expelled in the 1948 Palestinian exodus from Lydda and Ramle. The town was resettled by Jewish immigrants, most of them from Arab countries, alongside 1,056 Arabs who remained.Israel's main international airport, Ben Gurion Airport (previously known as Lydda Airport, RAF Lydda, and Lod Airport) is located on the outskirts of the city.

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