Haifa metropolitan area

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Haifa Metropolitan Area
Largest city Haifa
Other cities Kiryat Bialik, Kiryat Yam, Kiryat Motzkin,
Kiryat Ata, Tirat Carmel, Nesher,
Tamra, Karmiel, Nahariya, Akko
Population  Ranked 3rd in Israel
 - Total 891,000 (2013 est.)
 - Density 984.5/km²
Haifa is the third largest city in Israel and the centre of the Haifa metropolitan area.
The Krayot.

The Haifa metropolitan area (Hebrew: מטרופולין חיפה‎‎) is a metropolitan area including areas from both the Haifa and the Northern districts of Israel. It is located along the Israeli Mediterranean coastline. The Haifa metropolitan area is the third largest metropolitan area in Israel, with an estimated population of almost 1 million.

Metropolitan rings[edit]

Israel Central Bureau of Statistics divides the Haifa metropolitan area into three:

Metropolitan rings in the Haifa metropolitan area[1]
Metropolitan ring Localities Population (2013 census) Population density
(per km²)
Annual Population
growth rate
Total Jews and others1 Thereof: Jews Arabs
Core2 1 273,200 244,300 217,800 28,900 3,962.4 0.4%
Inner Ring3 30 310,000 278,100 258,400 31,900 1,114.9 1.3%
Northern Section 3 116,500 116,400 106,000 100 5,306.0 0.9%
Eastern Section 16 92,100 88,200 83,800 3,800 1,065.5 1.4%
Southern Section 11 101,500 73,500 68,700 28,000 597.9 1.5%
Outer Ring4 98 307,800 135,700 127,700 172,200 623.7 1.7%
Northern Section 57 262,900 110,100 102,600 152,800 860.6 1.6%
Eastern Section 23 35,900 16,800 16,500 19,100 458.1 2.0%
Southern Section 18 9,100 8,800 8,600 300 82.6 3.1%
Total 129 891,100 658,000 604,000 233,000 1,060.1 1.1%



Business districts[edit]

  • Downtown Haifa - the central business district of Haifa. In this area has the port of Haifa, many shops and some beaches.
  • Bay area - Haifa - between Haifa and the Krayot. In this area has some malls and business. This area is also important transport center with buses to Haifa and north the country and with trains to central and south the country.
  • Matam park - Haifa - Hi-tech park in south of the city. In this park has the offices of Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! of Israel. Matam also has the IEC Tower, one of the tallest in the city.
  • Carmel Center neighborhood (Merkaz HaKarmel) - Haifa - shops and restaurant.
  • Coastal strip of Haifa - from the downtown until Matam park.
  • HaGaaton boulevard - Nahariya - The main street of the city from the beaches to Highway 4. The street has shops, restaurants, some hotels and the railway and bus stations.
  • Coastal strip of Nahariya - some restaurants and one of northmost coastal strips in the country.
  • Industrial park of Karmiel - in the east of the city.

Shopping centers[edit]







The bus company Egged turn on many lines within Haifa city and some lines connecting Haifa with other cities in the metropolitan area. Israel's national highway network connecting Haifa with other metropolitan areas, far cities and her suburbs. Haifa Airport is airport with domestics flights to Eilat and flights to Jordan. Israel Railways turn on inter city line to other cities in the country and one commuter line from Haifa to northern suburbs. In the future, plans more two new lines to eastern suburbs.

Major highways[edit]

The major highways in the Haifa metropolitan area include Area are:


Panorama of Haifa Metropolitan Area taken from the Bahá'í World Centre on Mount Carmel.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Localities, Population, and Density" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-01-24. 

Coordinates: 32°48′45.77″N 34°59′56.93″E / 32.8127139°N 34.9991472°E / 32.8127139; 34.9991472