Acre or Akko, is a city in the northern coastal plain region of northern Israel. It was first settled around 3,000 BC. Located at the extreme north end of Haifa Bay, the city traditionally linked the waterways and commercial activity with the Levant. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the world. Akko is one of the places from which the Israelite’s did not drive out the Canaanites. It is later described as the territory of the tribe of Asher. The historian Josephus wrote that it was ruled by one of Solomon’s provincial governors. Other names that may refer to Akko include Aak, and Akka.