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Yirka
District North
Government Local council
Hebrew יִרְכָּא
Arabic يركا
Also spelled

Yarka (unofficially)

Population 13,000 (2007)
Area 15564 dunams (15.564 km2; 6.009 sq mi)
Coordinates 32°57′14.39″N 35°12′44.16″E / 32.9539972°N 35.2122667°E / 32.9539972; 35.2122667Coordinates: 32°57′14.39″N 35°12′44.16″E / 32.9539972°N 35.2122667°E / 32.9539972; 35.2122667

Yirka (Hebrew: יִרְכָּא‎, Arabic: يركا‎) is an Israeli Druze village and local council in Israel's North District, northeast of Acre.

The tomb of Sheikh Abu Saraya Ghanem, a well-known Druze religious scholar is located in Yirka. The village is home to one of the largest factories in the Middle East, a steel mill built and owned by the Kadmani Family.

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Coordinates: 32°57′14.39″N 35°12′44.16″E / 32.9539972°N 35.2122667°E / 32.9539972; 35.2122667

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