Haifa District (מחוז חיפה; منطقة حيفا) is an administrative district in Israel whose capital is the city of Haifa, the major city in the north of the country and the third largest in Israel. The capital is famed for the outstanding geometric gardens - the Terraces of the Bahá'í Faith, or the Hanging Gardens of Haifa, which surrounds the Shrine of the Báb, a pilgrimage site. In this city on the Mediterranean coast there are plenty of attractions from seaside parks such as Hecht Park, popular beaches especially in the seaside area of Hof HaCarmel, museums to explore and the largest national park in Israel, the Mount Carmel National Park offering a cable car service.
Haifa District is abundant with significant archaeological sites and landmarks including Beit Shearim, a place of an ancient Jewish burial catacombs and the Caves of Nahal Me’arot / Wadi el-Mughara, a UNESCO Site of Human Evolution at the Mount Carmel.
Population: approximately 1 million inhabitants
Other major cities: Hadera
Main attractions: Haifa: Terraces of the Bahá'í Faith, Shrine of the Báb, Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space, Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum, Mount Carmel National Park, cable car on Mount Carmel, Hai Park Kiryat Motzkin (zoo and amusement park), German Colony;
Atlit fortress, Caesarea Martima (archaeological site), Tel Shikamona (archaeological site), Beit Shearim (archaeological site), Finger Cave, Muhraka Monastery, Cave of Elijah, Nahal Me'arot Nature Reserve
Nearest Airports: Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV - נמל התעופה הבינלאומי בן גוריון); Haifa Airport (HFA - נְמַל הַתְּעוּפָה חֵיפָה)