Mashhad, Israel

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Mashhad
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • Ebreu מַשְׁהַד
 • ISO 259 Mašhad
 • An aw spelt Meshhed (official)
Mashhed (unoffeecial)
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic مشهد
Mashhad is located in Israel
Mashhad
Mashhad
Coordinates: 32°44′16.07″N 35°19′32.29″E / 32.7377972°N 35.3256361°E / 32.7377972; 35.3256361Coordinates: 32°44′16.07″N 35°19′32.29″E / 32.7377972°N 35.3256361°E / 32.7377972; 35.3256361
Destrict North
Government
 • Type Local cooncil (frae 1960)
Area
 • Total 7,286 dunams (7.286 km2 or 2.813 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 6,700

Mashhad (Ebreu: מַשְׁהַד‎‎, Arabic: مشهد‎, Mash-hed transliteration, grave o a holy man) is an Arab toun locatit 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) northeast o Nazareth in Israel's North Destrict. Accordin tae the Israeli Central Bureau o Statistics, the toun haed a population o 6,700 maistly Muslim inhabitants.[1][2]

Mashhad became a local cooncil in 1960. The toun is said tae be the steid o Jonah's grave [2] an his birthplace (2 Keengs 14:25), cried Gath-Hefer in Biblical times, a veelage in the tribe o Zebulun (Joshua 19:13).

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