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Hurfeish
Hurfeish COA
District North
Government Local council (from 1967)
Hebrew חֻרְפֵישׁ, חורפיש
Arabic حرفيش
Population 5,200 (2006)
Area 4229 dunams (4.229 km2; 1.633 sq mi)

Hurfeish (Arabic: حرفيش‎; Hebrew: חֻרְפֵישׁ‎) is a Druze local council in the Northern District of Israel. It was declared a local council in 1967. according to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) it had in 2006 a total population of 5,200, with a growth rate of 1.9%.

The majority of the residents of Hurfeish are Druze but the village does have a small number of Catholic Christians and a few Muslims. In the vicinity of the village stands the grave of Sabalan, a Druze prophet, often identified with the Biblical Zebulon.

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Coordinates: 33°1′4.36″N 35°20′46.49″E / 33.0178778°N 35.3462472°E / 33.0178778; 35.3462472ar:حرفيش (قرية) cs:Churfejšru:Хурфейш

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