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Or Akiva (Hebrew: אוֹר עֲקִיבָא) is a city located in the Haifa District of Israel, on the country’s coastal plain. It is located just inland from the ancient port city of Caesarea and the Mediterranean Sea, and to the north of the city of Hadera. It is 48 kilometres (30 miles) south of Haifa and 39 km (24 mi) north of Tel Aviv. In 2017 it had a population of 17,759. The city’s logo is inscribed with a Biblical verse from Job 8:7: “Your beginnings will be humble, so prosperous will your future be.”
According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), at the end of 2005 the city had a total population of 15,800, making it is the least-populous city in Israel. According to CBS, in 2001 the ethnic makeup of the city was 99.3% Jewish and other non-Arab, with no significant Arab population. There were 7,400 males and 7,900 females. The population of the city was spread out with 33.7% 19 years of age or younger, 15.4% between 20 and 29, 20.8% between 30 and 44, 16.3% from 45 to 59, 4.1% from 60 to 64, and 9.7% 65 years of age or older. The population growth rate in 2001 was -0.1%.
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