Northern District (Israel)
|• Hebrew||מחוז הצפון|
|• Arabic||منطقة الشمال|
|• Total||4,478 km2 (1,729 sq mi)|
The Northern District (Hebrew: מחוז הצפון, Mehoz Hatzafon; Arabic: منطقة الشمال) is one of Israel's six administrative districts. The Northern District has a land area of 4,478 km², which increases to 4,638 km² when both land and water are included. The district capital and largest city in the North District is Nazareth.
The Golan Heights has been run as a sub-district of the North District of Israel since the 1981 Golan Heights Law was passed, although its de facto annexation is not internationally recognised, and the unenforced United Nations Security Council Resolution 497 declared the annexation invalid. Excluding the Golan Heights, which is 1,154 km² in area, the land total comes to 3,324 km² (3,484 km² including water).
According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics data for 2005:
- Total population: 1,216,800 (2007)
- Ethnic makeup:
- Religious makeup:
- Density: 261/km²
As such, the North District is the only district in Israel where the majority of inhabitants are Arabs.
 Administrative regions
The Northern District is divided into the following sub-districts:
- Safed Sub-District
- Kineret Sub-District
- Jezreel Sub-District
- Acre Sub-District
- Golan Sub-District
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 See also
- Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, Statistical Abstract of Israel 2006 - No.57  (Hebrew, English)
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