Beersheba Subdistrict, Mandatory Palestine

The Beersheba Subdistrict (Arabic: قضاء بئر السبع, Hebrew: נפת באר שבע) was one of the subdistricts of Mandatory Palestine. It was located in modern-day southern Israel. The city of Beersheba was the capital. After the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, the subdistrict largely transformed into the Beersheba Subdistrict of Israel.

Beersheba Subdistrict
قضاء بئر السبع
נפת באר שבע
Subdistrict of Mandatory Palestine
1920–1948
Beersheba Subdistrict In Mandatory Palestine 1920-1948.svg
CapitalBeersheba
Area 
• 1945
12,577 km2 (4,856 sq mi)
Population 
• 1922
75254[1]
• 1931
51082[1]
• 1945
90507
History
History 
• Established
1920
• Disestablished
1948
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Mutasarrifate of Jerusalem
All-Palestine Government
Israel
Today part of Israel (Southern District)
 Gaza Strip

The vast majority of the population, approximately 90%, consisted of nomadic Palestinian Bedouins.

Depopulated towns and villagesEdit

 
Official population statistics for the sub-district, from Village Statistics, 1945.

(current localities in parentheses)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "سكان قضاء بئر السبع - بلادنا فلسطين، صفحة 330". Palestine Remembered. Retrieved 13 May 2013.