• סַחְ'נִין, סִכְנִין‬ (Arabic name)
  • سخنين
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Saḥnin, Saknin (Israeli pronunciation)
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Sakhnin is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°52′N 35°18′E / 32°52′N 35°18′E / 32.867; 35.300Israel
Founded1500 BCE (as Sagone)
1995 (Israeli city)
 • TypeCity (from 1995)
 • MayorMazin G'Nayem
 • Total9,816 dunams (9.816 km2 or 3.790 sq mi)
 • Total30,548
 • Density3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Name meaningSukhnin, from personal name,[2]

Sakhnin (Arabic: سخنين‎; Hebrew: סַחְ'נִין‬ or סִכְנִיןSikhnin) is an Arab city in Israel's Northern District. It is located in the Lower Galilee, about 23 kilometres (14 mi) east of Acre. Sakhnin was declared a city in 1995. In 2017 its population was 30,548,[1] mostly Muslim with a sizable Christian minority.[3] Sakhnin is home to the largest population of Sufi Muslims within Israel, with approximately 80 members.


Sakhnin is built over three hills and is located in a valley surrounded by mountains, the highest one being 602 meters high. Its rural landscape is almost entirely covered by olive and fig groves as well as oregano and sesame shrubs.

College of Sakhnin for Teacher Education
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العربية: سخنين
català: Sakhnin
Cebuano: Sakhnīn
čeština: Sachnin
Deutsch: Sachnin
español: Sajnin
فارسی: سخنین
français: Sakhnin
한국어: 사크닌
Bahasa Indonesia: Sakhnin
italiano: Sakhnin
עברית: סח'נין
ქართული: სახნინი
lietuvių: Sachninas
مصرى: سخنين
Nederlands: Sachnin
norsk nynorsk: Sakhnin
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português: Sakhnin
русский: Сахнин
Scots: Sakhnin
suomi: Sakhnin
svenska: Sakhnīn
Tagalog: Sakhnin
українська: Сахнін
اردو: سخنین
Tiếng Việt: Sakhnin
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