Northern District (Israel)

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North District
Israel District of Israel
- transcription(s)
 • Hebrew מחוז הצפון
 • Arabic منطقة الشمال
Northern District in Israel (+disputed).svg
Cities 17
Local Councils 61
Regional Councils 15
Capital Nazareth
 • Total 4,478 km2 (1,729 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 1,401,300
ISO 3166 code IL-Z

The Northern District (Hebrew: מחוז הצפון‬, Mehoz HaTzafon; Arabic: منطقة الشمال‎, Minṭaqat 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; 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]


  1. ^ "". 2012. 

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