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Neve Sha'anan, Yizre'eliyya

Covering 3.03 sq. km. it constitutes 4.7% of Haifa's area. Its 37,100 residents make up 13.9% of the city's population. At the center of this district lies the old Nave Sha'anan neighborhood established in the 1920's. The population in this district is varied; Jews and Arabs, new immigrants and native-born, religious and secular. Because of the proximity to the Technion and the University of Haifa, some of the academic staff, employees and students live in this area. There are three neighborhoods in this district; Mordot Nave Sha'anan, Nave Sha'anan and Yizre'eliya.

Mordot Nave Sha'anan (Nave Sha'anan slopes) has a population of 15,160 people. Halisa and Tel Amal are neighborhoods established before the establishment of the State of Israel along the route up from the Lower Town area to Nave Sha'anan. Today Halisa houses mainly Muslim Arabs and Tel Amal mainly new immigrants from the former Soviet Republics. Nave Yossef was established around the birth of the State of Israel as a housing project for demobilized soldiers from the Jewish Brigade who fought with the allies in World War II. Nave Paz was built in the early 1970's and absorbed many new immigrants in the 1990's. Towards the end of the 1980's, new projects were built on the northern slopes of the Carmel, housing mainly young families.

The following facilities and institutions can be found in this neighborhood:
* Kishon elementary school
* Gavrieli elementary school
* Abd El Rahman Elhaj elementary school
* Amit - Ironi Vav religious junior high and high school for girls
* Ohel Yohoshua Charedi school
* Arab teachers seminar
* Beit Magenza youth club
* Pe'er youth club
* Gavrieli youth club
* Nave Paz senior citizens club
* Nave Yosef community center
* Municipal library
* Family Health Clinic (Tipat Halav)
* Hosen hostel
* Regional offices of the Israel Electric Company

Nave Sha'anan  has 15,160 people living within its borders. The establishment of the Technion campus in the 1950's close to Nave Sha'anan boosted the development and growth of the neighborhood. Following the waves of Aliya in the 1960's and 70's the neighborhood developed towards the Carmel ridge and taller buildings (4-7 stories) and high-rises were built. This neighborhood has a relatively high percentage of religious families, living in harmony with the secular population. This is also an area with a large English-speaking population, many of them affiliated with the Technion.  Many new immigrants have made their home in Nave Sha'anan.

The following facilities and institutions can be found in this neighborhood:
* Tel Hai elementary school
* Rambam religious elementary school
* Ironi Gimel junior high and high school
* Religious community center
* Municipal library
* A branch of the center for the advancement of studies
* Family Health Clinic (Tipat Halav)
* The Center for the Study of the Holocaust
* Senior citizens homes: Sepharadi, Dor Carmel, Ma'on Ha'rofe, Beit Ya'ara
* Amami cinema

Yizre’eliya has a population of 10,940 people; it is located on the outskirts of Nave Sha'anan and features reasonably-priced housing, making it attractive to young people.

The following facilities and institutions can be found in this neighborhood:
* Dinoor elementary school and adjacent sports hall for public use
* Yizre'eliya elementary school
* Municipal Veterinary Service
* Family Health Clinic (Tipat Halav)
* Beit Aba Chushi community center and theater serving the entire city
* Senior citizens club
* Sportheque – sport center