Northern District (Israel)
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.
|• Hebrew||מחוז הצפון|
|• Arabic||منطقة الشمال|
|• 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 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 2016:
- Total population: 1,390,900 (2016)
- Density: 311/km²
As such, the North District is the only district in Israel where the majority of inhabitants are Arabs.
The Northern District is divided into the following subdistricts: