Northern District (Israel)

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North District
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 • Hebrew מחוז הצפון
 • Arabic منطقة الشمال
Northern District in Israel (+disputed hatched).svg
Cities 17
Local Councils 61
Regional Councils 15
Capital Nazareth
 • Total 4,478 km2 (1,729 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,304,600

The Northern District (Hebrew: מחוז הצפון‎, Mehoz Hatzafon; Arabic: منطقة الشمال‎, Minţaqah ash-Shamal) 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 the law is not internationally recognized, and the unenforced United Nations Security Council Resolution 497 declared the annexation invalid. Excluding the Golan Heights, which covers a land area of 1,154 km², the Northern District covers 3,324 km² (3,484 km² including water).


According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics data for 2011: [1]

  • Total population: 1,304,600 (2011)
  • Ethnic :
    • Arabs: 693,700 (53.2%)
    • Jews: 572,600 (43.9%)
    • Others: 38,300 (2.9%)
  • Religious :
  • Density: 261/km²

As such, the North District is the only district in Israel where the majority of inhabitants are Arabs.

Administrative regions[edit]

Nazareth, The capital and largest city in the North District


The Northern District is divided into the following subdistricts:


Cities Local Councils Regional Councils

See also[edit]


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Coordinates: 32°50′N 35°20′E / 32.833°N 35.333°E / 32.833; 35.333