Haifa and the North Shore - Israeli Tour

Haifa and the North Shore

Haifa is the largest city in northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country, with a population of over 291,000. AIt is also home to the Bahá’í World Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built on the slopes of Mount Carmel, the history of settlement at the site spans more than 3,000 years. Over the centuries, the city has changed hands: It has been conquered and ruled by the Phoenicians, Persians, Hasmoneans, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Ottomans, British, and the Israelis.

Today, the city is a major seaport located on Israel’s Mediterranean coastline in the Bay of Haifa . It is located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Tel Aviv and is the major regional center of northern Israel. Two respected academic institutions, the University of Haifa and the Technion, are located in Haifa, and the city plays an important role in Israel’s economy. It is home to Matam, one of the oldest and largest high-tech parks in the country.Haifa Bay is a center of heavy industry, petroleum refining and chemical processing.

 

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Haifa and the North Shore