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חֵיפָה (Hebrew)

حَيْفَا (Arabic)
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Coat of arms of Haifa
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 32°49′0″N 34°59′0″E / 32.816667°N 34.983333°E / 32.816667; 34.983333Coordinates: 32°49′0″N 34°59′0″E / 32.816667°N 34.983333°E / 32.816667; 34.983333
Country  Israel
District Haifa (Mehoz Heifa)
 • Mayor Yona Yahav
 • Total 63.7 km2 (24.6 sq mi)
Elevation 5 - 525.4 m (−1,718.8 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 264,800
Time zone Israel Standard Time (IST) (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) Israel Summer Time (IDT) (UTC+3)
Area code(s) +972 (Israel) + 4 (Haifa)
Website haifa.muni.il

Haifa is the largest city in northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country. It is also an important sea port.

References[change | change source]

  1. "CBS 2008 estimate" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. http://www1.cbs.gov.il/shnaton60/st02_15.pdf. Retrieved 2010-05-17.