The Northern District ( he|מחוז הצפון, ''Meḥoz HaTzafon''; ar|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. 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) * Ethnic: ** Arabs: 746,600 (53.7%) ** Jews: 599,700 (43.1%) ** Others: 44,600 (3.2%) * Religious: ** Jews: 599,700 (43.1%) ** Muslims: 540,600 (38.9%) ** Druze: 111,400 (8%) ** Arab Christians: 93,100 (6.7%) ** Not classified: 40,000 (2.9%) * Density: 311/km² The Northern District is the only district of Israel where the majority of inhabitants are Arabs.

Administrative regions

See also

* Galilee * Arab localities in Israel * List of cities in Israel