Haifa

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Haifa
חֵיפָה (Hebrew)

حَيْفَا (Arabic)
City
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Coat of arms of Haifa
Coat of arms
Coordinates: Coordinates: 32°49′0″N 34°59′0″E / 32.81667°N 34.98333°E / 32.81667; 34.98333
Country  Israel
District Haifa (Mehoz Heifa)
Government
 • Mayor Yona Yahav
Area
 • 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, at the base of Mount Carmel. It is the third-largest city in the country and an important sea port.

References[change | change source]

  1. "CBS 2008 estimate" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2010-05-17.