Sakhnin (Arabic: سخنين; Ebreu: סַחְ'נִין or סִכְנִין Sikhnin) is a ceety in Israel's North Destrict. It is locatit in the Lawer Galilee, aboot 23 kilometres (14 mi) east o Acre. Sakhnin wis declared a ceety in 1995. Its population o 25,100 is Arab, maistly Muslim wi a sizable Christian minority. It is locatit on the steid o the auncient Jewish toun Sikhnin, which flourished durin the Roman conquest (2nt century CE). Sakhnin is hame tae the lairgest population o Sufi Muslims athin Israel, wi approximately 80 members.