Nazareth, with a population of around 65,000 people, is a town located at northern Israel, southeast of Haifa. Known as one of the most important Christian holy sites Nazareth attracts pilgrims from all over the world to its parts. Settled in prehistoric times, it is first mentioned in the New Testament as the boyhood home of Jesus. It was here that Jesus spent most of his life and it was here that the Miracle of the Annunciation took place. Nazareth is home to both Christians and Muslims (the largest Arab population left in Israel) and is a quaint amalgamation of red roofs and white churches dotted along the slopes of the Galilean hillside.
Encyclopedia article on the geography and demographics of this location.
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