Haifa is a port city in northern Israel. It is the third largest city in the country, and is considered diverse in its population. Of its almost 300,000 residents, 25% are immigrants or descendent of immigrants from the former Soviet Union and 10% are Arab. 14% of the the residents are Christian, and 4% are Muslim. Haifa is a holy city for the Baha'i faith, and is home to the famous Baha’i Gardens.

Haifa’s port is the largest in the country. In addition to the vital docks, it also has several chemical and oil refineries. It has the largest business park in Israel, featuring some of the branch offices of the most competitive and global companies in the world.

In addition to the Baha’i Gardens, Haifa has several other tourist attractions. It also has the restored German Colony which was founded by the Templers, Mount Carmel national park, and an artists colony. 

Haifa is home to the Technion University, Israel’s oldest university and the top ranked education center in Israel and the Middle East.

Haifa is the birthplace of Naftali Bennett, Gene Simmons, and the members of Infected Mushrooms.

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