North District
Israel north dist
Hebrew מחוז הצפון
Arabic الواء الشمالي
Capital Nazareth
Largest city Nazareth
Cities 17
Local Councils 61
Regional Councils 15
Population 1,216,800 (2007)
Area 4,478 km²

The Northern District (Hebrew: מחוז הצפון‎, mehoz hatzafon) 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. Excluding the Golan Heights, which is 1,154 km² in area, the land total comes to 3,324 km² (3,484 km² including water). 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[1] 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.


According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics data for 2005:[1]

  • Total population: 1,216,800 (2007)
  • Ethnic makeup:
    • Arabs: 622,400 (52.5%)
    • Jews: 523,400 (44.2%)
    • Others: 39,600 (3.3%)
  • Religious makeup:
  • Density: 265/km²

As such, the North District is the only district 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


Cities Local Councils Regional Councils

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, Statistical Abstract of Israel 2006 - No.57 [1][2] (Hebrew, English)

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