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{{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} Acre ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} or {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}, Hebrew: , ʻAkko, most commonly spelled as Akko; Arabic: عكّا‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, ʻAkkā)<ref>Other spellings and historical names of the city include Accho, Acco and (Bahá'í orthography) `Akká, or formerly Aak, Ake, Akre, Akke, Ocina, Antiochia Ptolemais (Greek: Ἀντιόχεια τῆς Πτολεμαΐδος{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), Antiochenes, Ptolemais Antiochenes, Ptolemais or Ptolemaïs, Colonia Claudii Cæsaris, and St.-Jean d'Acre (Acre for short)</ref> is a city in the northern coastal plain region of northern Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. The city occupies an important location, as it sits on the coast of the Mediterranean, traditionally linking the waterways and commercial activity with the Levant.<ref name=autogenerated1>"Old City of Acre.", UNESCO World Heritage Center. World Heritage Convention. Web. 15 Apr 2013</ref> Acre is one of the oldest sites in the world.

Historically, it was a strategic coastal link to the Levant. In crusader times it was known as St. John d'Acre after the Knights Hospitaller of St John order who had their headquarters there. Acre is the holiest city of the Bahá'í Faith, and as such gets many Baha'i pilgrims. In 2014 the population was 47,464. Acre is a mixed city, that includes Jews, Muslims, Christians and Baha'is. The mayor is Shimon Lankri, who was re-elected in 2011.<ref name="haaretz">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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{{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} Acre ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} or {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}, Hebrew: , ʻAkko, most commonly spelled as Akko; Arabic: عكّا‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, ʻAkkā)<ref>Other spellings and historical names of the city include Accho, Acco and (Bahá'í orthography) `Akká, or formerly Aak, Ake, Akre, Akke, Ocina, Antiochia Ptolemais (Greek: Ἀντιόχεια τῆς Πτολεμαΐδος{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), Antiochenes, Ptolemais Antiochenes, Ptolemais or Ptolemaïs, Colonia Claudii Cæsaris, and St.-Jean d'Acre (Acre for short)</ref> is a city in the northern coastal plain region of northern Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. The city occupies an important location, as it sits on the coast of the Mediterranean, traditionally linking the waterways and commercial activity with the Levant.<ref name=autogenerated1>"Old City of Acre.", UNESCO World Heritage Center. World Heritage Convention. Web. 15 Apr 2013</ref> Acre is one of the oldest sites in the world.

Historically, it was a strategic coastal link to the Levant. In crusader times it was known as St. John d'Acre after the Knights Hospitaller of St John order who had their headquarters there. Acre is the holiest city of the Bahá'í Faith, and as such gets many Baha'i pilgrims. In 2014 the population was 47,464. Acre is a mixed city, that includes Jews, Muslims, Christians and Baha'is. The mayor is Shimon Lankri, who was re-elected in 2011.<ref name="haaretz">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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