Ashdod is the sixth-largest city in Israel, located in the Southern District of the country, on the Mediterranean coast where it is situated between Tel Aviv to the north and Ashkelon to the south. Jerusalem is 53 km to the east. Ashdod is Israel's largest port, accounting for 60% of the country's imported goods. The city is also an important regional industrial center. Modern Ashdod was established in 1956 on the sand hills near the site of the ancient town, and incorporated as a city in 1968, Ashdod is home to the Israeli Andalusian Orchestra, the MonArt Centre for the Arts, which includes a ballet school, a music center and the Ashdod Museum of Art, and the Corinne Mamane Museum of Philistine Culture.