Northern District (Israel)
The Northern District (Hebrew: מחוז הצפון, Meḥoz HaTzafon; Arabic: منطقة الشمال, Minṭaqat ash-Shamāl) 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.
|• Arabic||منطقة الشمال|
|• Hebrew||מחוז הצפון|
|• Total||4,478 km2 (1,729 sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||IL-Z|
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 claim is only recognized by the United States 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:
- Total population: 1,390,900 (2016)
- Density: 311/km²
The Northern District is the only district of Israel where the majority of inhabitants are Arabs.
- "Population, by Population Group, Religion, Age and Sex, District and Sub-District" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 9, 2018. Retrieved May 8, 2018.