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Tiberias
טְבֶרְיָה (Hebrew)
طبرية (Arabic)
City
Tiberias, along the Sea of Galilee
Tiberias, along the Sea of Galilee
Coat of arms of Tiberias
Coat of arms
Country  Israel
District Tveria (Mehoz Tz'fat)
Area
 • Total 63.7 km2 (24.6 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 41,300
Time zone Israel Standard Time (IST) (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) Israel Summer Time (IDT) (UTC+3)
Area code(s) +972 (Israel)
Website www.tiberias.muni.il (Hebrew)

Tiberias (/tˈbɪəriəs/; Hebrew: טְבֶרְיָה‎‎, Tverya, Tiveria ; Arabic: طبرية, Ṭabariyyah) is a city in northern Israel. It is located along the Sea of Galilee, in the Lower Galilee at the Jordan Valley. Tiberias has been considered one of Judaism's four holiest cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Safed.

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