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Mashhad, Israel

NameMashhad
Hebname 
ISOMašhad
Arnameمشهد
Typelc
Typefrom1960
AltOffSpMeshhed
AltUnoSpMashhed
Districtnorth
Population6,700
Popyear2005
Area Dunam7286
Pushpin MapIsrael north haifa|pushpin_mapsize=250|pushpin_label_position=left
Latd32|latm=44|lats=16.07
Longd35|longm=19|longs=32.29

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Mashhad ( , , Mash-hed transliteration, grave of a holy man) is an Arab town located 5 km (3.1 mi) northeast of Nazareth in Israel's North District. According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 6,700 mostly Muslim inhabitants.

Mashhad became a local council in 1960. The town is said to be the site of Jonah's grave and his birthplace (2 Kings 14:25), called Gath-Hefer in Biblical times, a village in the tribe of Zebulun (Joshua 19:13).




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