Northern District (Israel)
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Northern District Israel
Northern District
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 o Arabic
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Northern District in Israel (+disputed).svg
Local Councils61
Regional Councils15
CapitalNof HaGalil
 o Total4,478 km2 (1,729 sq mi)
 o Total1,401,300
ISO 3166 codeIL-Z

The Northern District (Arabic: ‎, Min?aqat ash-Sham?l; Hebrew: ? , Me?oz 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. The district capital is Nof HaGalil and the largest city 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 cover 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 2016:[1]

  • Total population: 1,390,900 (2016)
  • Ethnic:
    • Arabs: 746,600 (53.7%)
    • Jews: 599,700 (43.1%)
    • Others: 44,600 (3.2%)
  • Religious:
  • Density: 311/km²

The Northern District is the only district of Israel where the majority of inhabitants are Arabs.

Administrative regions

Nazareth, the largest city in the North District


The Northern District is divided into the following subdistricts:


See also


  1. ^ "Population, by Population Group, Religion, Age and Sex, District and Sub-District" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 2018.

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

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