- is the largest city
in Northern Israel
, and the third-largest city
in the country, with a population of over 264,900. Haifa has a mixed population of Jews and Arabs. It is also home to the Bahá'í World Centre
, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- is located on the Mediterranean coast, about midway between Haifa and Tel Aviv. Archeological excavations during the 1950s and 1960s uncovered remains from many periods, in particular, a complex of fortifications of the Crusader city and the Roman theater.