The population of Jews and others in these age groups are 22% and 18% respectively. In particular, a significant number of Jewish immigrants from Romania settled in Haifa in the 1880s during the First Aliyah period. Haifa was also among the first towns to be fully electrified. [7][8] Haifa Bay is a center of heavy industry, petroleum refining and chemical processing. [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]. You can easily choose your hotel by location. 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. Haifa Airport serves domestic flights to Tel Aviv and Eilat as well as international charters to Cyprus, Greece and Jordan. [17], Haifa was apparently uninhabited at the time the Ottoman Empire conquered Palestine in 1516. [28], In 1742, Haifa was a small village and had a Jewish community composed mainly of immigrants from Morocco and Algeria which had a synagogue. The Haifa Hawks are an ice hockey team based out of the city of Haifa. [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]. You can also dive right into Haifa on unique 3D satellite map provided by Google Earth. Wןthin the zoo is the Pinhas House biology institute. The local Arab national committee tried to stabilize the situation by organizing garrison, calming the frightened residents and to stop the flight. Booking.com, being established in 1996, is longtime Europe’s leader in online hotel reservations. While there are general divisions between Arab and Jewish neighborhoods, there is an increasing trend for wealthy Arabs to move into affluent Jewish neighborhoods. The population of the city is about 267 thousand people. [79], In 2012, a new, massive development plan was announced for Haifa's waterfront. [87], Between 1994 and 2009, the city had a declining and aging population compared to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, as young people moved to the center of the country for education and jobs, while young families migrated to bedroom communities in the suburbs. [14] Haifa (or Haifah) is mentioned by the mid-11th-century Persian chronicler Nasir Khusraw, and the 12th- and 13th-century Arab chroniclers, Muhammad al-Idrisi and Yaqut al-Hamawi. "Danaḳod 396-129." [28] It had 250 inhabitants in 1764–5. Tourism shrank when the Israeli Ministry of Tourism placed emphasis on developing Tiberias as a tourist centre. Haifa also includes Druze and Baháʼí Faith communities. [43][44] When the Egyptian occupation ended and Acre declined, the importance of Haifa rose. As an industrial port city, Haifa has traditionally been a Labor party stronghold. [51], In 1909, Haifa became important to the Baháʼí Faith when the remains of the Báb, founder of the Bábí Faith and forerunner of Baháʼu'lláh in the Baháʼí Faith, were moved from Acre to Haifa and interred in the shrine built on Mount Carmel. Register at Haifa or add new placemark for Haifa.Get your personal map homepage and much more for free. Hadar HaCarmel is a district of Haifa, Israel. … According to Ilan Pappé, Jewish loudspeakers could be heard in the city ordering Arab residents to leave "before it's too late. Map of Haifa area hotels: Locate Haifa hotels on a map based on popularity, price, or availability, and see Tripadvisor reviews, photos, and deals. 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