Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit. Other hospitals in the city include the Italian Hospital, Elisha Hospital (100 beds), Horev Medical Center (36 beds) and Ramat Marpe (18 beds). Public spaces and a beach promenade will be developed, and commercial buildings will be renovated. An active Arab cultural life has developed in the 21st century. Zoom in or out, move the map's center by dragging your mouse or click the plus/minus buttons to zoom. Haifa is served by six railway stations and the Carmelit, currently Israel's only subway system (another is planned in Tel Aviv). [44][79], From 1999 to 2003, several Palestinian suicide attacks took place in Haifa (in Maxim and Matza restaurants, bus 37, and others), killing 68 civilians. Haifa Airport serves domestic flights to Tel Aviv and Eilat as well as international charters to Cyprus, Greece and Jordan. By 1840 approximately 40% of the inhabitants were Christian Arabs. This is enhanced by the enormous and thoroughly beautiful Baha'i Gardens, which dominate the central city in a series of cascading terraces and is the town's number one tourist attraction. Nineteen percent of the city's Jewish and other population is between 45 and 59, compared to 14% of the Arab population. Jews constituted one-eighth of Haifa's population, almost all of whom were recent immigrants from Morocco and Turkey who lived in the Jewish Quarter, which was located in the eastern part of the town. [6], Around the 6th century, Porphyreon or Porphyrea is mentioned in the writings of William of Tyre,[dubious – discuss] and while it lies within the area covered by modern Haifa, it was a settlement situated south of Haifa-Sycaminon. [94] Located on the northern slopes of Mount Carmel and around Haifa Bay, the city is split over three tiers. In a separate room, the remains of ʻAbdu'l-Bahá were buried in November 1921.[52]. A branch of the Hejaz railway, known as the Jezreel Valley railway, was built between 1903 and 1905. The Hecht Museum, with important archeology and art collections, is on the campus of Haifa University. The trend continues in the age 15–29 group, in which 27% of the Arab population is found, and the age 30–44 group (23%). [142] The Haifa Educational Zoo at Gan HaEm park houses a small animal collection including Syrian brown bears, now extinct from Israel. Although we traveled onto Jerusalem for the day, some people we met spent the day in Haifa, visiting the Baha Gardens and other attractions, and were very impressed. Haifa is one of the few cities in Israel where buses operate on Shabbat. You can easily choose your hotel by location. [110] As part of the development plans, the Israeli Navy, which has a large presence in Haifa, will withdraw from the shoreline between Bat Galim and Hof Hashaket. From Mapcarta, the free map. [66] The Arab city was in a state of chaos. During the 1950s, mayor Abba Hushi made a special effort to encourage authors and poets to move to the city, and founded the Haifa Theatre, a repertory theater, the first municipal theater founded in the country. No middlemen. Some Christians believe it was named for Saint Peter, whose Aramaic name was Keiphah. The train tracks that currently bisect the city and separate the city's beach from the rest of Haifa will also be buried. The Haifa Hawks are an ice hockey team based out of the city of Haifa. At various times there were a few Jews living there and both Jews and Christians made pilgrimages to the Cave of Elijah on Mount Carmel. See Haifa photos and images from satellite below, explore the aerial photographs of Haifa in Israel. It serves mainly tourists. In particular, a significant number of Jewish immigrants from Romania settled in Haifa in the 1880s during the First Aliyah period. Haifa's development owed much to British plans to make it a central port and hub for Middle-East crude oil. After the war, Jewish immigrants were settled in new neighborhoods, among them Kiryat Hayim, Ramot Remez, Ramat Shaul, Kiryat Sprinzak, and Kiryat Eliezer. [79], Tel Aviv gained in status, while Haifa suffered a decline in the role as regional capital. [86] Haifa is commonly portrayed as a model of co-existence between Arabs and Jews, although tensions and hostility do still exist. For the most part these valleys are undeveloped natural corridors that run up through the city from the coast to the top of the mountain. The earliest known settlement in the vicinity was Tell Abu Hawam, a small port city established in the Late Bronze Age (14th century BCE). Haifa has over a dozen museums. [143][144][145] This was best signified by, in the 2006 legislative elections, the Kadima party receiving about 28.9% of the votes in Haifa, and Labor lagging behind with 16.9%. [77] In 1959, a group of Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, mostly Moroccan Jews, rioted in Wadi Salib, claiming the state was discriminating against them. [125] As part of his campaign to bring culture to Haifa, Mayor Abba Hushi provided the artist Mane-Katz with a building on Mount Carmel to house his collection of Judaica, which is now a museum. [112] In 2014, a new major plan for the city was proposed, under which extensive development of residential, business, and leisure areas will take place with the target of increasing the city's population by 60,000 by 2025. The last festival was held in 1995 with Sheryl Crow, Suede and Faith No More as headliners. In 1839 the Jewish population numbered 124. There are about 2,200 Ahmadis in Kababir of the 4% (under 11,000) Muslims: National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel, WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education, "Three new sites inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List", "U.S. The reservation system is secure and your personal information and credit card is encrypted. [6] It was a port and fishing village. The Haifa Municipality is seeking to turn the city into Northern Israel's tourist center, from where travelers can embark on day trips into Acre, Nazareth, Tiberias, and the Galilee. [86] According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, Israeli Arabs constitute 10% of Haifa's population, the majority living in Wadi Nisnas, Abbas and Halissa neighborhoods. [69], British forces in Haifa redeployed on 21 April 1948, withdrawing from most of the city while still maintaining control over the port facilities. [113], In 2016, a new plan for the city was approved. [3][4] It is home to the Baháʼí Faith's Baháʼí World Centre, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a destination for Baháʼí pilgrimage.[5]. Marked hiking paths traverse these areas and they provide habitat for wildlife such as wild boar, golden jackal, hyrax, Egyptian mongoose, owls and chameleons. Hadar HaCarmel is a district of Haifa, Israel. [150] Many of the decisions passed by the city council are results of recommendation made by the various municipal committees, which are committees where non-municipal organs meet with representatives from the city council. You always get the lowest price. The opening of Ashdod as a port exacerbated this. [70], Contemporaneous sources emphasized the Jewish leadership's attempt to stop the Arab exodus from the city and the Arab leadership as a motivating factor in the refugees' flight. [79], In 2012, a new, massive development plan was announced for Haifa's waterfront. To the west and east of Hadar are the Arab neighborhoods of Abbas and Khalisa, built in the 1960s and 70s. In addition, existing employment centers will be renovated, and new leisure areas and a large park will be built. [57] The Arab immigration mainly came as a result of prices and salary drop. [132] The principal Arabic theater servicing the northern Arab population is the al-Midan Theater. Recently, residential construction has been concentrated around Kiryat Haim and Kiryat Shmuel, with 75,000 m2 (807,293 sq ft) of new residential construction between 2002 and 2004, the Carmel, with 70,000 m2 (753,474 sq ft), and Ramot Neve Sha'anan with approximately 70,000 m2 (753,474 sq ft)[103] Non-residential construction was highest in the Lower Town, (90,000 sq m), Haifa Bay (72,000 sq m) and Ramot Neve Sha'anan (54,000 sq m). There are also three Egged lines that have their terminus in the Ramat Vizhnitz neighborhood and run to Jerusalem, Bnei Brak and Ashdod. [68] The Jewish Haganah militia retaliated with a raid on the Arab village of Balad al-Shaykh, where many of the Arab refinery workers lived, in what became known as the Balad al-Shaykh massacre. Maccabi Haifa plays in Israeli Basketball Super League, the top division. Compare Haifa car rental offers by various suppliers. [44] The Templers built and operated a steam-based power station, opened factories and inaugurated carriage services to Acre, Nazareth and Tiberias, playing a key role in modernizing the city. The magazine noted that "a massive head-to-toe regeneration is starting to have an impact; from scaffolding and cranes around town, to renovated façades and new smart places to eat". In 2009, positive net immigration into the city was shown for the first time in 15 years. Description: This map shows where Haifa is located on the Israel Map. [2], In the early 20th century, Haifa al 'Atiqa was repopulated with many Arab Christians in an overall neighborhood in which many Middle Eastern Jews were established inhabitants, as Haifa expanded outward from its new location.[20]. Carmel. The Haifa municipality had spent more than $350 million on roads and infrastructure, and the number of building permits had risen 83% in the previous two years. [165] Furthermore, Highway 4 runs along the coast to the north of Haifa, as well as south, inland from Highway 2. A 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) long esplanade which will encircle the shoreline will be constructed. Map of Haifa area hotels: Locate Haifa hotels on a map based on popularity, price, or availability, and see Tripadvisor reviews, photos, and deals. [125] Two prestigious Arab schools in Haifa are the Orthodox School, run by the Greek Orthodox church, and the Nazareth Nuns' School, a Catholic institution.[159]. Compare prices on flights to and from the closest airports to Haifa. The city of Haifa forms part of the Haifa metropolitan area, the second- or third-most populous metropolitan area in Israel. The west side of the port will be transformed into a tourism and nightlife center and a point of embarkation and arrival for sea travel through the construction of public spaces, a beach promenade, and the renovation of commercial buildings. Just click on the location you desire for a postal code/address for your mails destination. The first buildings in Hadar were constructed at the start of the 20th century. The largest hospital is the government-operated Rambam Hospital[152] with 900 beds and 78,000 admissions in 2004. Jews comprised the majority of the city's population at the time. [13][14] Haifa is also mentioned more than 100 times in the Talmud, a work central to Judaism. At the same time, the Arab population also swelled by an influx of migrants, coming mainly from surrounding villages as well as the Syrian Hauran. West of the port are the neighborhoods of Bat Galim, Shikmona Beach, and Kiryat Eliezer. Glass production and dye-making from marine snails were the city's most lucrative industries. As of 2016[update], the city is a major seaport located on Israel's Mediterranean coastline in the Bay of Haifa covering 63.7 square kilometres (24.6 sq mi). Since its establishment in 1966, Haifa brand has been considered a symbol of quality and pioneering in the global agricultural industry. Do you like this map? [32] It was a part of the Principality of Galilee within the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Since 2013, along with route 1 of the Metronit, they operate 7 nights a week, making Haifa as the only city in Israel with 24/7 public transportation. Haifa has developed in tiers, from the lower to the upper city on the Carmel. Haifa is the third-largest city in Israel – after Jerusalem and Tel Aviv – with a population of 285,316 in 2019. [55][56] Many Jewish immigrants of the Fourth Aliyah and Fifth Aliyah settled in Haifa. Follow relate airport hotel guides for accommodation booking. The results of municipal elections decide on the makeup of the council, similarly to the Knesset elections. is not sponsored by or affiliated with Google. The location of each Haifa hotel listed is shown on the detailed zoomable map. Tourism shrank when the Israeli Ministry of Tourism placed emphasis on developing Tiberias as a tourist centre. Destinations directly reachable from Hof HaCarmel CBS include Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Eilat, Raanana, Netanya, Hadera, Zikhron Ya'akov, Atlit, Tirat Carmel, Ben Gurion International Airport and intermediate communities. [158], As of 2006[update]–07, Haifa had 70 elementary schools, 23 middle schools, 28 academic high schools and 8 vocational high schools. [84], In 2006, 2.9% of the Jews in the city were Haredi, compared to 7.5% on a national scale. [158] In 2004, Haifa had 16 municipal libraries stocking 367,323 books. [163][164] The new system officially opened on 16 August 2013 serving three lines. See the list of users registered to Haifa (3): Haifa registered users. In 2006, Haifa was hit by 93 Hezbollah rockets during the Second Lebanon War, killing 11 civilians and leading to half of the city's population fleeing at the end of the first week of the war. [47], The first major wave of Jewish immigration to Haifa took place in the mid-19th century from Morocco, with a smaller wave of immigration from Turkey a few years later. [82][83], Haifa is Israel's third-largest city, consisting of 103,000 households,[4] or a population of 285,316. As the Jewish settlers had been city dwellers, they hired the former fellahin tenants to instruct them in agriculture. In response Arab employees of the company killed 39 Jewish employees in what became known as the Haifa Oil Refinery massacre. The port was a major source of income, and the nearby Jewish towns of the Krayot were established in the 1930s. Haifa is the third largest city in Israel and the largest city in the north of the country with a population close to 300,000. The inhabitants engaged in fishing and agriculture. On Haifa Map, you can view all states, regions, cities, towns, districts, avenues, streets and popular centers' satellite, sketch and terrain maps. The plan included a new main downtown business district, the creation of a park in a current industrial area, new construction and renovation of public buildings and hubs of higher education, tourism, culture, commerce, leisure, and residence. [125][137] The most popular museum is the Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space, which recorded almost 150,000 visitors in 2004. [28] It had 250 inhabitants in 1764–5. The Palestine Electric Company inaugurated the Haifa Electrical Power Station already in 1925, opening the door to considerable industrialization. The main stadiums in Haifa are: Sammy Ofer Stadium, a UEFA-approved 30,780-seat stadium, completed in 2014, replacing the 14,002-seat Kiryat Eliezer Stadium that was demolished 2016, Thomas D'Alesandro Stadium and Neve Sha'anan Athletic Stadium that seats 1,000. Metropolitan population: 1,075,000. The Haifa Cable Car gondola lift consists of six cabins and connects Bat Galim on the coast to the Stella Maris observation deck and monastery atop Mount Carmel. The Nahariya–Tel Aviv Coastal Railway main line of Israel Railways runs along the coast of the Gulf of Haifa and has six stations within the city. [30] A kinah speaks of the destruction of the Jewish community of Haifa along with other communities when the Byzantines reconquered the country from the Sasanian Empire in 628 during the Byzantine-Sasanian War. [147] In 1940, the first Jewish mayor, Shabtai Levy, was elected. Palestine Post, many issues December 1947. According to the plan, the western section of the city's port will be torn down, and all port activity will be moved to the east. Israel Other Codes. [29][32][33] Under the Crusaders, Haifa was reduced to a small fortified coastal stronghold. Most of its Jewish and Arab residents are considered squatters and have been gradually evicted over the years. [111], In addition, a 50,000 square-meter entertainment complex that will contain a Disney theme park, cinemas, shops, and a 25-screen Multiplex theater will be built at the Check Post exit from the Carmel Tunnels. According to the Talmud, fishermen caught Murex, sea snails which yielded purple dye used to make tallit (Jewish prayer shawls) from Haifa to the Ladder of the Tyrians. Maccabi has won twelve Israeli titles, while Hapoel has won one. [88][89], A development plan approved in 2016 seeks to raise Haifa's population to 330,000 residents by 2025. Some committees are spontaneous, but some are mandatory, such as the security committee, tender committee and financial committee. Between 1831 and 1840, the Egyptian viceroy Muhammad Ali governed Haifa, after his son Ibrahim Pasha had wrested control over it from the Ottomans. In addition, many prominent Arabs in the Israeli Communist Party, among them Tawfik Toubi, Emile Habibi, Zahi Karkabi, Bulus Farah and Emile Toma, were from Haifa. [120] Haifa malls and shopping centers include Hutsot Hamifratz, Horev Center Mall, Panorama Center, Castra Center, Colony Center (Lev HaMoshava), Hanevi'im Tower Mall, Kanyon Haifa, Lev Hamifratz Mall and Grand Kanyon. It had a population of 32 Muslim households and paid taxes on wheat, barley, summer crops, olives, and goats or beehives. [130], A 2007 report commissioned by the Haifa Municipality calls for the construction of more hotels, a ferry line between Haifa, Acre and Caesarea, development of the western anchorage of the port as a recreation and entertainment area, and an expansion of the local airport and port to accommodate international travel and cruise ships. Between 2005 and 2006, 86,037 visited the shrine. We docked in Haifa Port on a recent cruise holiday. "Danaḳod 396-129." [151], Haifa medical facilities have a total of 4,000 hospital beds. The railway increased the city's volume of trade, and attracted workers and foreign merchants. [19] The new village, the nucleus of modern Haifa, was first called al-imara al-jadida (Arabic: "the new construction") by some, but others residing there called it Haifa al-Jadida (Arabic: "New Haifa") at first, and then simply Haifa. The booking process is secured and is made as simple as possible. [42] This event marked the beginning of modern Haifa. The port area was clean and well maintained, and very close to the city. [84] However, the Haredi community in Haifa is growing fast due to a high fertility rate. Population: ~ 285,000. [44][54] The Baháʼí Faith in 1918 and today has its administrative and spiritual centre in the environs of Haifa. Its precise location on Mount Carmel was shown by Baháʼu'lláh himself to his eldest son, ʻAbdu'l-Bahá, in 1891. Mount Carmel covers Haifa;[10] others point to a possible origin in the Hebrew word חוֹף (hof), meaning "shore", or חוֹף יָפֶה (hof yafe), meaning "beautiful shore". The campus was designed by the architect of Brasília and United Nations Headquarters in New York City, Oscar Niemeyer. The lower and upper cities are linked by an underground railway. Streets, places, amenities and neighbour areas of Haifa. [19], In 1764-5 Zahir al-Umar moved the village to a new site 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) to the east, which he also fortified. It has 18 faculties and 42 research institutes. Includes location map and ancillary map of Haifa city center. It will include a bicycle path, and possibly also a small bridge under which navy vessels will pass on their way to the sea. [128] Located in the Haifa district are the Ein Hod artists' colony, where over 90 artists and craftsmen have studios and exhibitions,[129] and the Mount Carmel national park, with caves where Neanderthal and early Homo Sapiens remains were found. [17], Haifa was apparently uninhabited at the time the Ottoman Empire conquered Palestine in 1516. At you won't be charged any booking fees, cancellation fees, or administration fees – the reservation service is free of charge. Morris quotes British sources as stating that during the battles between 22 and 23 April 100 Arabs were killed and 100 wounded, but he adds that the total may have been higher. The British Government of Palestine developed the port and built refineries, thereby facilitating the rapid development of the city as a center for the country's heavy industries. Lines heading south use Haifa Hof HaCarmel Central Bus Station. Haifa in the Late Ottoman Period, 1864–1914: A Muslim Town in Transition By Mahmud Yazbak BRILL, 1998, Supplement to a Survey of Palestine (p. 12–13) which was prepared by the British Mandate for. [131], Despite its image as a port and industrial city, Haifa is the cultural hub of northern Israel. According to The Economist at the time, only 5,000–6,000 of the city's 62,000 Arabs remained there by 2 October 1948. There are currently plans to expand services from Haifa. [21][22], A grotto on the top of Mount Carmel is known as the "Cave of Elijah",[23] traditionally linked to the Prophet Elijah and his apprentice, Elisha. [121] In 2010, Monocle magazine identified Haifa as the city with the most promising business potential, with the greatest investment opportunities in the world. [104] Though buildings rising up to 20 stories were built on Mount Carmel in the past, the Haifa municipality banned the construction of any new buildings taller than nine stories on Mount Carmel in July 2012. Interactive weather map allows you to pan and zoom to get unmatched weather details in your local neighbourhood or half a world away from The Weather Channel and Despise them, because they harm more than the enemy". The archaeological site of Shikmona is southwest of Bat Galim. In 2006, Haifa implemented a trial network of neighborhood mini-buses – named "Shkhunatit" and run by Egged. [10][11], Other spellings in English included Caipha, Kaipha, Caiffa, Kaiffa and Khaifa. 108, 31), is said to be another name for Sycaminus. How to find a Postal Code. [39] Haifa was subsequently mentioned in the accounts of travelers as a half-ruined impoverished village with few inhabitants. The city also has an American football club, the Haifa Underdogs, that are a part of the Israeli Football League and play in Yoqneam Stadium. In 1953, a master plan was created for transportation and the future architectural layout. Haifa Group is a world leader in the field of specialty fertilizers. [101] Hadar houses two commercial centers (one in the port area, and one midway up the mountain) surrounded by some of the city's older neighborhoods. If you would like to recommend this Haifa map page to a friend, or if you just want to send yourself a reminder, here is the easy way to do it. The city has several clubs in the regional leagues, including Beitar Haifa in Liga Bet (the fourth tier) and Hapoel Ahva Haifa, F.C. Bnei Zion Hospital (formerly Rothschild Hospital) and the Central Synagogue in Hadar Hacarmel date from this period. [89] Another of the Carmel neighborhoods is Kababir, home to the National Headquarters of Israel's Ahmadiyya Community;[102] located near Merkaz HaCarmel and overlooking the coast. On young leaves, a spray concentration of 0.5% Haifa MAP™ is recommended in most crops. Find desired maps by entering country, city, town, region or village names regarding under search criteria. [117] Matam (short for Merkaz Ta'asiyot Mada – Scientific Industries Center), the largest and oldest business park in Israel, is at the southern entrance to the city, hosting manufacturing and R&D facilities for a large number of Israeli and international hi-tech companies, such as Apple, Amazon, Abbot, Cadence, Intel, IBM, Magic Leap, Microsoft, Motorola, Google, Yahoo!, Elbit, CSR, Philips, PwC and Amdocs. It is home to the Haifa oil refinery, one of the two oil refineries in Israel (the other refinery being located in Ashdod). No added fees. ... Terra Sancta sive Palaestina exhibens non solum regna vetera Iuda et Israel in suas XII. [62] The State-run Palestine Railways also built its main workshops in Haifa. [165] Bus lines operate throughout the city on a reduced schedule from late Saturday morning onwards, and also connect Haifa with Nesher, Tirat Karmel, Yokneam, Nazareth, Nazareth Illit and intermediate communities. 5% were in special education. Haifa, city, northwestern Israel. [173] The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, described as Israel's MIT, was founded in 1912. [97] Spring arrives in March when temperatures begin to increase. [115] The Haifa Tennis Club, near the southwest entrance to the city, is one of the largest in Israel. Located on the northern slope of Mount Carmel between the upper and lower city overlooking the Port of Haifa and Haifa Bay, it was once the commercial center of Haifa. 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