Tel Aviv or Tel Aviv-Yafo, is the second most populous city in Israel, with a population of 404,400. It is the largest and most populous city in the metropolitan area of Gush Dan, home to 3.3 million residents as of 2010. Tel Aviv's White City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, comprises the world's largest concentration of Bauhaus buildings. Tel Aviv is also a beta+ world city, alongside cities such as Barcelona and San Francisco.
Known as "The City That Never Sleeps", its beaches, parks, bars, cafés, restaurants, shopping, cosmopolitan lifestyle and 24-hour culture have made it a popular destination, visited by over 1.6 million foreign tourists annually. Tel Aviv is an economic hub, home to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, corporate offices and research and development centers. It is the country's financial capital and a major performing arts and business center.