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Modern town of Caesarea
|Founded||30 BCE (Herodian city)
1101 (Crusader castle)
1884 (Bosniak Ottoman village)
1952 (Israeli town)
|Area||35,000 dunams (35 km2 or 14 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
The Bosnian Mosque at Qisarya
|Also spelled||Arab al-Bara, Barrat Qisarya|
|Date of depopulation||February, 1948|
|Cause(s) of depopulation||Expulsion by Yishuv forces|
Caesarea (Hebrew: קֵיסָרְיָה, Kesariya; Arabic: قيسارية, Qaysaria; Greek: Καισάρεια; /, , /) is a town in north-central Israel. Located midway between Tel Aviv and Haifa on the coastal plain near the city of Hadera, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. With a population of 4,853, it is the only Israeli locality managed by a private organization, the Caesarea Development Corporation, and also one of the most populous localities not recognized as a local council.
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