Geographical Location

Koffler accelerator at the Weizmann Institute of Science


In the early 1930s, when the statesman and scientist Dr. Chaim Weizmann decided to found a research institute in the town of Rehovot, there was little there but sand dunes and orange groves.


Some of those citrus groves remain – on campus and its environs – but Rehovot is known today for its scientific learning and research, and the high-tech industry that has grown up around the city.


Geographical Location:  Rehovot, Israel
Distance to Tel Aviv: 27 km (17 mi)
Distance to Jerusalem: 53 km (33 mi)
Distance from Mediterranean Sea: 10.5 km (6.5 mi)
Altitude: 56 m (184 ft)
Lat: 31.89277 N
Lon: 34.81127 E
Average rainfall: 537 mm
Average temperatures: July/Aug: 22-32°C (71.6-90°F)
Jan/Feb: 8-19°C (46.5-64.5°F)