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צְפַת (Hebrew)
صفد (Arabic)
Coat of arms of Safed
Coat of arms
Country Flag of Israel.svg
District Tz'fat (Mehoz Tz'fat)
Government
 • Mayor Ilan Shohat
Area
 • Total 63.7 km2 (24.6 sq mi)
Elevation
900 m (3,000 ft)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total 30,100

Safed (Hebrew: צְפַת‎‎, Tzfat; Arabic: صفد, Ṣafad) is a major city in northern Israel. It is in the Safed region of the Upper Galilee Mountains. Safed is an international center for Kabbalah study. It is one of Judaism's Four holiest cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Tiberias.

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