Tiberias

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Tiberias
טְבֶרְיָה (Hebrew)
طبرية (Arabic)
City

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 32°47′47.76″N 35°32′8.58″E / 32.7966°N 35.5357167°E / 32.7966; 35.5357167Coordinates: 32°47′47.76″N 35°32′8.58″E / 32.7966°N 35.5357167°E / 32.7966; 35.5357167
Country Flag of Israel.svg
District Tveria (Mehoz Tz'fat)
Government
 • Mayor Zohar Oved
Area
 • Total 63.7 km2 (24.6 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 41,300
Time zone Israel Standard Time (IST) (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) Israel Summer Time (IDT) (UTC+3)
Area code(s) +972 (Israel)

Tiberias (/tˈbɪəriəs/; Hebrew: טְבֶרְיָה‎‎, Tverya, Tiveria Loudspeaker.png (audio) (info • help); Arabic: طبرية, Ṭabariyyah) is a city in northern Israel. It is located along the Sea of Galilee, in the Lower Galilee at the Jordan Valley. Tiberias has been considered one of Judaism's four holiest cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Safed.

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