Ma'ale Iron

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Ma'ale Iron
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew מעלה עירון
 • ISO 259 Maˁle ʕiron
 • Also spelled Jabal 'Ara (official)
The Arab village of Musmus
The Arab village of Musmus
Ma'ale Iron is located in Israel
Ma'ale Iron
Ma'ale Iron
Coordinates: 32°32′53.57″N 35°11′51.28″E / 32.5482139°N 35.1975778°E / 32.5482139; 35.1975778Coordinates: 32°32′53.57″N 35°11′51.28″E / 32.5482139°N 35.1975778°E / 32.5482139; 35.1975778
District Haifa
Founded 1996
Government
 • Type Local council (from 1996)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 12,800

Ma'ale Iron (Hebrew: מעלה עירון‎, lit. Iron Heights) is an Israeli Arab local council in Israel's Haifa District and is a part of the Wadi Ara region adjacent to the Triangle. The town consists of the five Arab villages of Baiada, Musheirifa, Musmus, Salim and Zalafa. The villages were joined together in 1996 by the Interior Ministry of Israel to form the local council.[2] According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, Ma'ale Iron had a population of 12,800 inhabitants in 2009,[1] mostly Muslims.[2]

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