'Ara Hebrew transcription(s) - Hebrew עָרָה, עארה Arabic transcription(s) - Arabic عاره Coordinates: Coordinates: District Haifa Government - Type Local council
'Ara (Hebrew: עָרָה; Arabic: عاره) is an Israeli Arab village in the Haifa District located in the Wadi Ara, which since 1985 has been part of the Ar'ara local council. It is north of highway 65, between Ar'ara and Kfar Qara. Its population of 4,600 (as of 2004) is almost entirely Muslim.
In 1596, 'Ara appeared in Ottoman tax registers as being in the Nahiya of Shara of the Liwa of Lajjun. It had a population of 2 Muslim households and paid taxes on wheat, barley, vines, and goats or beehives.
- ^ Wolf-Dieter Hütteroth and Kamal Abdulfattah (1977). Historical Geography of Palestine, Transjordan and Southern Syria in the Late 16th Century. Erlanger Geographische Arbeiten, Sonderband 5. Erlangen, Germany: Vorstand der Fränkischen Geographischen Gesellschaft. p. 159.
- ^ E. Mills, ed (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Jerusalem: Government of Palestine. p. 87.
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