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Baha'i pilgrims often visit Acre

According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, there are 46,300 citizens in Acre. Acre's population is mixed with Jews and Arabs. Most Arabs are Muslims and Christians, with small minorities of Druze and Baha'i. Jews are 67.1% of the city's population, Muslim Arabs are 25.3% of the city's population, Christian Arabs are 2.4% of the city's population and other citizens make up 5.2% of the city's population.

According to the Israeli Central Office of Statistics, 95% of the residents in the Old City are Arab.<ref>http://www.cbs.gov.il/www/statistical/arabju.pdf</ref> Only about 15% percent of the current Arab population in the city descends from families who lived there before 1948.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In 1999, there were 22 schools in Acre with an enrollment of 15,000 children.<ref>Cooperative Learning in Israel's Jewish and Arab Schools </ref>


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