Reineh

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Reineh
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew רֵינָה, ריינה
 • ISO 259 Réina
 • Also spelled Reine (official)
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic الرينة
Reineh is located in Israel
Reineh
Reineh
Coordinates: 32°43′19.79″N 35°18′55.21″E / 32.7221639°N 35.3153361°E / 32.7221639; 35.3153361Coordinates: 32°43′19.79″N 35°18′55.21″E / 32.7221639°N 35.3153361°E / 32.7221639; 35.3153361
District Northern
Government
 • Type Local council (from 1968)
Area
 • Total 10,902 dunams (10.902 km2 or 4.209 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 15,300

Reineh, or Reine (Arabic: الرينة‎; Hebrew: רֵינָה) is an Arab village in the Galilee, located between Nazareth and Qana of Galilee. The village attained Local council status in 1968. As of 2004, Reineh is home to 15,300 residents, of which 80% are Muslim, 19.3% are Christian and the minuscule remainder being Druze, according to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics.

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The village is believed to be located on the site of ancient Abel, whence flowed water to Sepphoris. Until 1927 the village was located north of the Nazareth highway, but a destructive earthquake led its inhabitants to resettle south of the road in its present location.[citation needed]

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