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City councils - plural: (Hebrew: עִירִיּוֹת Iriyot (עיריות) / singular: (Hebrew: עִירִיָּה Iriya (עיריה) - are the official designations of the cities within Israel's system of local government.
Municipality status may be granted by the Interior Minister to a municipality, usually a local council, whose population surpasses 20,000 and whose character is urban, defined as having areas zoned for distinct land use like residential, commercial, and industrial areas.
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