Haifa

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Haifa is the third-largest city in Israel – after Jerusalem and Tel Aviv – with a population of in.wikipedia
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Mount Carmel

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Built on the slopes of Mount Carmel, the settlement has a history spanning more than 3,000 years. In 1909, Haifa became important to the Bahá'í Faith when the remains of the Báb, founder of the Bábí Faith and forerunner of Bahá'u'lláh in the Bahá'í Faith, were moved from Acre to Haifa and interred in the shrine built on Mount Carmel.
A number of towns are situated there, most notably the city of Haifa, Israel's third largest city, located on the northern and western slopes.

University of Haifa

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Two respected academic institutions, the University of Haifa and the Technion, are located in Haifa, in addition to the largest K–12 school in Israel, the Hebrew Reali School.
The University of Haifa is a university located on Mount Carmel in Haifa.

Hebrew Reali School

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Two respected academic institutions, the University of Haifa and the Technion, are located in Haifa, in addition to the largest K–12 school in Israel, the Hebrew Reali School.
The Hebrew Reali School of Haifa (; Bet haSefer haReali ha‘Ivri beHeifa), located in Haifa, Israel, is one of the country's oldest private schools.

Matam, Haifa

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It is home to Matam, one of the oldest and largest high-tech parks in the country; Haifa also owns the only underground rapid transit system located in Israel, known as the Carmelit.
Matam (Hebrew מת"ם - מרכז תעשיות מדע Merkaz Ta'asiyot Mada lit. acronym of Scientific Industries Center), located at the southern entrance to Haifa, is the largest and oldest dedicated hi-tech park in Israel. The Park is an international technology center, with some of the world's leading hi-tech companies maintaining research and development facilities, including Amazon, Intel, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Philips, Google, Qualcomm, CSR, NDS Group, Elbit Systems, Apple, Plus500, Matrix, Aladdin Knowledge Systems, NetManage, ProcessGene, Neustar and NetApp.

Haifa metropolitan area

HaifaMetropolitan area of Haifa
The city of Haifa forms part of the Haifa metropolitan area, the second- or third-most populous metropolitan area in Israel.

Canaan

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Over the millennia, the Haifa area has changed hands: being conquered and ruled by the Canaanites, Israelites, Phoenicians, Persians, Hasmoneans, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Ottomans, and the British.
They also built cities that still stand such as Sidon, Acre or Akka, Baalbek, Beirut, Byblos, Latakia, Ashkelon, Tyre, Tartus, Hebron, Jericho, Haifa, Jaffa, Tangier, Tripoli, Palermo, Cagliari, Lisbon, Cadiz, Malaga, and Ibiza.

Bahá'í World Centre

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It is home to the Bahá'í World Centre, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a destination for Bahá'í pilgrims.
The World Centre consists of the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh near Acre, Israel, the Shrine of the Báb and its gardens on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel, and various other buildings in the area including the Arc buildings.

Carmelit

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It is home to Matam, one of the oldest and largest high-tech parks in the country; Haifa also owns the only underground rapid transit system located in Israel, known as the Carmelit.
The Carmelit is an underground funicular railway in Haifa, Israel.

Israel

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Haifa is the third-largest city in Israel – after Jerusalem and Tel Aviv – with a population of in.
According to Albert of Aachen, the Jewish residents of Haifa were the main fighting force of the city, and "mixed with Saracen [Fatimid] troops", they fought bravely for close to a month until forced into retreat by the Crusader fleet and land army.

Zahir al-Umar

Daher Al OmerDhaher el 'Amrchief of Acre
In 1764-5 Zahir al-Umar moved the village to a new site 1.5 mi to the east, which he also fortified.
In the mid-1760s, he reestablished the port town of Haifa nearby.

Port of Haifa

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, the city is a major seaport located on Israel's Mediterranean coastline in the Bay of Haifa covering 63.7 km2.
The Port of Haifa lies to the north of Haifa's downtown quarter on the Mediterranean, and stretches to some 3 kilometers along the city's central shore with activities ranging from military, industrial and commercial next to a nowadays-smaller passenger cruising facility.

Haifa Bay

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, the city is a major seaport located on Israel's Mediterranean coastline in the Bay of Haifa covering 63.7 km2.
Fed by the Kishon River, the cities of Haifa and Acre mark its southern and northern capes, while its centre is lined with dunes and the suburban Krayot neighbourhoods.

Kishon River

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Mount Carmel and the Kishon River are mentioned in the Hebrew Bible.
The Kishon River (נחל הקישון, ; نهر المقطع, or, – the river of slaughter or dismemberment; alternative Arabic, الكيشون ) is a river in Israel that flows into the Mediterranean Sea near the city of Haifa.

Kirkuk–Haifa oil pipeline

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Haifa formerly functioned as the western terminus of an oil pipeline from Iraq via Jordan.
The Kirkuk–Haifa oil pipeline (also known as the Iraq–Haifa pipeline or Mediterranean pipeline) was a crude oil pipeline from the oil fields in Kirkuk, located in the former Ottoman vilayet of Mosul in northern Iraq, through Jordan to Haifa (in mandatory Palestine, now in the territory of Israel).

Bat Galim

By Hellenistic times, the city had moved to a new site south of what is now Bat Galim because the old port's harbour had become blocked with sand.
Bat Galim (בת גלים, lit. Daughter of the Waves) is a neighborhood of Haifa, Israel, located at the foot of Mt. Carmel on the Mediterranean coast.

Mandatory Palestine

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Over the millennia, the Haifa area has changed hands: being conquered and ruled by the Canaanites, Israelites, Phoenicians, Persians, Hasmoneans, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Ottomans, and the British.
Huge crowds accompanied Qassam's body to his grave in Haifa.

Israeli coastal plain

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, the city is a major seaport located on Israel's Mediterranean coastline in the Bay of Haifa covering 63.7 km2.
The plain can be conventionally divided into a number of areas: the Northern Coastal Plain borders Western Galilee in its northern part, and the Jezreel Valley in its southern part between Akko and Haifa, where it is also called the Plain of Zebulon; Hof HaCarmel, or the Carmel Coastal Plain, runs along the Mount Carmel range; the Sharon Plain continues down to northern Tel Aviv; the Central Coastal Plain stretches from Tel Aviv to the northern limit of the Gaza Strip, with the Nahal Shikma stream as its limit- there Israel's access to the Mediterranean ends, so that the so-called Israeli Southern Coastal Plain, also known as the Western Negev, actually consists of the hinterland of the Strip.

Tel Shikmona

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The earliest named settlement within the area of modern-day Haifa was a city known as Sycaminum.
Tel Shikmona (Šiqmônah, Tell as-Samakh), also spelt Sycamine, is an ancient tell (mound) situated near the sea coast on the modern city of Haifa, Israel, just south of the Israeli National Institute of Oceanography.

Economy of Israel

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The city plays an important role in Israel's economy.
Among the projects made possible by the aid was the Hadera power plant, the Dead Sea Works, the National Water Carrier, port development in Haifa, Ashdod, and Eilat, desalination plants, and national infrastructure projects.

Tel Aviv

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Haifa is the third-largest city in Israel – after Jerusalem and Tel Aviv – with a population of in.
The city is located 60 km northwest of Jerusalem and 90 km south of the city of Haifa.

Moshe Sharon

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This synonymizing of the names is explained by Moshe Sharon, who writes that the twin ancient settlements, which he calls Haifa-Sycaminon, gradually expanded into one another, becoming a twin city known by the Greek names Sycaminon or Sycaminos Polis.
Sharon was born in Haifa in 1937.

List of cities in Israel

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Haifa is the third-largest city in Israel – after Jerusalem and Tel Aviv – with a population of in.

Stella Maris Monastery

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In the 19th century, it was restored as a Carmelite monastery, the Stella Maris Monastery.
The Stella Maris Monastery (romana) or the Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for monks is a 19th-century Discalced Carmelite monastery located on the slopes of Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel.

Shrine of the Báb

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In 1909, Haifa became important to the Bahá'í Faith when the remains of the Báb, founder of the Bábí Faith and forerunner of Bahá'u'lláh in the Bahá'í Faith, were moved from Acre to Haifa and interred in the shrine built on Mount Carmel.
The Shrine of the Báb is a structure in Haifa, Israel where the remains of the Báb, founder of the Bábí Faith and forerunner of Bahá'u'lláh in the Bahá'í Faith, have been buried; it is considered to be the second holiest place on Earth for Bahá'ís, after the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh in Acre.

Tell Abu Hawam

The earliest known settlement in the vicinity was Tell Abu Hawam, a small port city established in the Late Bronze Age (14th century BCE).
Tell Abu Hawam was a small city established in the Late Bronze Age (14th Century BCE) on the site of Modern-day Haifa, Israel.