Northern District (Israel)

North District
District of Israel
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  Hebrew מחוז הצפון
  Arabic منطقة الشمال
Cities 17
Local Councils 61
Regional Councils 15
Capital Nazareth
Area
  Total 4,478 km2 (1,729 sq mi)
Population (2016)
  Total 1,401,300
ISO 3166 code IL-Z

The Northern District (Hebrew: מחוז הצפון, Mehoz HaTzafon; Arabic: منطقة الشمال, Minṭaqat ash-Shamal) is one of Israel's six administrative districts. The Northern District has a land area of 4,478 km², which increases to 4,638 km² when both land and water are included. The district capital and largest city in the North District is Nazareth.

The Golan Heights has been run as a sub-district of the North District of Israel since the 1981 Golan Heights Law was passed; the law is not internationally recognized, and the unenforced United Nations Security Council Resolution 497 declared the annexation invalid. Excluding the Golan Heights, which covers a land area of 1,154 km², the Northern District covers 3,324 km² (3,484 km² including water).

Demographics

According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics data for 2016:[1]

  • Total population: 1,390,900 (2016)
  • Ethnic:
    • Arabs: 746,600 (53.7%)
    • Jews: 599,700 (43.1%)
    • Others: 44,600 (3.2%)
  • Religious:
  • Density: 311/km²

As such, the North District is the only district in Israel where the majority of inhabitants are Arabs.

Administrative regions

Subdistricts

The Northern District is divided into the following subdistricts:

  • Safed Subdistrict
  • Kineret sub-district
  • Jezreel sub-district
  • Acre Subdistrict
  • Golan sub-district

Municipalities

Cities Local Councils Regional Councils

See also

References

Coordinates: 32°50′N 35°20′E / 32.833°N 35.333°E / 32.833; 35.333

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