|• ISO 259||Sabyon|
|• Also spelled||Savion (unofficial)|
|• Head of Municipality||Motty Landau|
|• Total||3,746 dunams (3.746 km2 or 1.446 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)|
|Name meaning||Common groundsel|
Savyon (Hebrew: סַבְיוֹן) is a local council in the Central District of Israel, bordering the cities of Kiryat Ono, Petah Tikva, and Yehud. Ranked 10/10 on the Israeli socio-economic scale, it is one of the wealthiest municipalities in Israel. In 2019 it had a population of 4,036.
Savyon was founded in 1955 by Africa Israel Investments for senior South African Jewish immigrants. It took the name of a common wildflower, although the first part of its name (sav) means "grandfather", which was appropriate for the residents of the time. Today, Savyon has a young population.
Both Savyon and Ganei Yehuda are located on the land of the Palestinian Arab village of Al-'Abbasiyya, which became depopulated in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. Inside the town is the only surviving house from the failed 1880s Jewish settlement of Yahud, founded after the initial failure of Petah Tikva.
- Moshe Arens - Israeli minister of Defense and Foreign minister (d. 2019)
- Aviv Bushinsky -businessman and journalist
- Arye Carmon -co-founder of the Israeli Democracy Institute
- Mikhail Chernoy— entrepreneur
- Maya Dunietz - recording artist
- David D'Or - singer and composer
- Shmuel Flatto-Sharon - businessman and politician
- Dan Goldstein - founder of Formula Systems
- Mody Kidon - businessman
- Dan Margalit - journalist and television host
- David Mor - businessman and politician
- Dan Naveh - politician
- Ofer Nimrodi -businessman and jurist
- Yaakov Nimrodi - businessman and intelligence officer
- Yair Nitzani - musician and comedian
- Gideon Patt - politician
- Al Schwimmer - engineer and businessman (d. 2011)
- Yair Shamir - politician , businessman, and military officer
- David Bublil - businessman and entrepreneur
- Meir Gurvitz - businessman and former International chairman of ZAKA
- "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
- Vilnai, Ze'ev (1978). "Savyon". Ariel Encyclopedia (in Hebrew). Volume 5. Israel: Am Oved. pp. 5298–99.
- Khalidi, W. (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 235. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.