Haifa and Western Galilee is a geographic region in the north-west of Israel, which is located along the Mediterranean Sea.
Haifa is the third largest city in Israel, when the cities and settlements in its area considered being a part of its district.
It is a seaport city located below and on Mount Carmel, and known for the coexistence between the two mixed populations of Arab and Jews.
The Western Galilee is also called Northern Coastal Plain, when it spreads from the north of Haifa up to Rosh Hanikra in the border between Israel and Lebanon.
Mount Carmel is the only mountain in the country that spreads over to the sea, when it rises to 546 meters above sea level.
The city of Haifa spreads over the north side of the mountain, that most of it has been declared as a national park.
The most unique phenomenon is with the fact that there is a rich plant growth in 200 meters above sea level.
This magnificent park has different kinds of trees, flowers and animals living within it.
Haifa and Western Galilee is an attractive region for natural travels, since it includes lots of great natural areas.
Among the important sites to visit in this northern region there are also, the Carmel cable car, Zichron Ya'akov , the Menashe forests, Ramat Ha'nadiv and Yagur River.
Central main cities and settlements in the Haifa & Western Galilee area are Haifa, Yokneam, Tirat Ha'carmel, Naharia and Old Arc .
Due to the closeness to the sea the climate at this geographic area is very humid and considered to be one of the rainiest in Israel, even though it is a mountainous region.
The maximal average temperature in the region is about 30 degrees in the month of August, and about 19 degrees in January.