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Safed

צְפַת (Hebrew)
صفد (Arabic)
City
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Coat of arms of Safed
Coat of arms
Country  Israel
District Tz'fat (Mehoz Tz'fat)
Area
 • Total 63.7 km2 (24.6 sq mi)
Elevation
900 m (3,000 ft)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total 30,100
Time zone UTC+2 (Israel Standard Time (IST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (Israel Summer Time (IDT))
Area code(s) +972 (Israel)
Website http://www.zefat.muni.il/ (Hebrew)

Safed (Hebrew: צְפַת‎‎, Tzfat; Arabic: صفد , Ṣafad) is a major city in northern Israel. It is in the Safed region of the Upper Galilee Mountains. Safed is an international center for Kabbalah study. It is one of Judaism's four holiest cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Tiberias.

Due to its mild climate and scenic views, Safed has become a popular holiday resort frequented by Israelis and by foreign visitors.

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