Nazareth

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Nazareth
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • Ebreu נָצְרַת (Natz'rat or Na'tzeret; Naṣ'rath in Biblical Ebreu)
 • ISO 259 Naçrat, Naççert
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic النَّاصِرَة (an-Nāṣɪra)

Nazareth coat o airms
Nazareth is located in Israel
Nazareth
Nazareth
Coordinates: 32°42′07″N 35°18′12″E / 32.70194°N 35.30333°E / 32.70194; 35.30333Coordinates: 32°42′07″N 35°18′12″E / 32.70194°N 35.30333°E / 32.70194; 35.30333
Destrict North
Government
 • Type Ceety
 • Heid o Municipality Ramiz Jaraisy
Area
 • Total 14,123 dunams (14.123 km2 or 5.453 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 81,410[1]
Website www.nazareth.muni.il

Nazareth (pronounced /ˈnæzərəθ/; Ebreu: נָצְרַת‎‎, Natzrat or Natzeret; Arabic: الناصرةal-Nāṣira or al-Naseriyye) is the lairgest ceety in the North Destrict o Israel. Kent as "the Arab caipital o Israel," the population is predominantly made up o Arab citizens o Israel.[2][3] In the New Testament, the ceety is described as the childhood hame o Jesus, an as such is a center o Christian pilgrimage, wi mony shrines commemoratin biblical events. The Mayor of Nazareth is a Palestinian Christian.

Twin touns — sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nazareth is twinned with:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 2,000 Residents and Other Rural Population". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  2. Laurie King-Irani (Spring, 1996). "Review of "Beyond the Basilica: Christians and Muslims in Nazareth"". Journal of Palestine Studies 25 (3): 103–105. 
  3. Dumper, Michael; Stanley, Bruce E.; Abu-Lughod, Janet L. (2006). Cities of the Middle East and North Africa: a historical encyclopedia (Illustrated ed.). ABC-CLIO. pp. 273–274. ISBN 9781576079195.