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Acre

  • עַכּוֹ
  • عكّا
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 ʕakko
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Official logo of Acre
Municipal emblem
Acre is located in Northwest Israel
Acre
Acre
Location in Northwest Israel
Acre is located in Israel
Acre
Acre
Location in Israel
Country  Israel
District Northern
Founded 3000 BC (Bronze Age settlement)
1550 BC (Canaanite settlement)
1104 (Crusader rule)
1291 (Mamluk rule)
1948 (Israeli city)
Area
 • Total 13,533 dunams (13.533 km2 or 5.225 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total 48,303
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Old City of Acre
Criteria Cultural: ii, iii, v
Reference 1042
Inscription 2001 (25th Session)
Area 63.3 ha
Buffer zone 22.99 ha

Acre, known to locals as Akko (Hebrew: עַכּוֹ‎‎, ʻAkkō) or Akka (Arabic: عكّا , ʻAkkā), is a city in the Mediterranean coastal plain region of the Northern District of Israel. Its residents include Jews and Arabs, mostly Muslims.


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