Acre, Israel

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Acre

  • עַכּוֹ
  • عكّا
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259ʕakko
Aerial view of Acre 1.jpg
Official logo of Acre
Municipal emblem
Acre is located in Israel
Acre
Acre
Coordinates: 32°55′40″N 35°04′54″E / 32.92778°N 35.08167°E / 32.92778; 35.08167Coordinates: 32°55′40″N 35°04′54″E / 32.92778°N 35.08167°E / 32.92778; 35.08167
Grid position156/258 PAL
Country Israel
DistrictNorthern
Founded3000 BC (Bronze Age settlement)
1550 BC (Canaanite settlement)
1104 (Crusader rule)
1291 (Mamluk rule)
1948 (Israeli city)
Government
 • TypeCity
 • MayorShimon Lankri
Area
 • Total13,533 dunams (13.533 km2 or 5.225 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total48,303
 • Density3,600/km2 (9,200/sq mi)

Acre (/ˈɑːkər/ or /ˈkər/), known to locals as Akko (Hebrew: עַכּוֹ, ʻAkkō) or Akka (Arabic: عكّا‎, ʻAkkā), is a city in the Mediterranean coastal plain region of the Northern District of Israel. Its residents include Jews and Arabs, mostly Muslims.


References[change | change source]

  1. "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.

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