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
DistrictHaifa (Mehoz Heifa)
Government
 • MayorYona Yahav
Area
 • Total63.7 km2 (24.6 sq mi)
Elevation5 - 525.4 m (−1,718.8 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total264,800
Time zoneUTC+2 (Israel Standard Time (IST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (Israel Summer Time (IDT))
Area code(s)+972 (Israel) + 4 (Haifa)
Websitehaifa.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.