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Megilot Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית מגילות‎, Mo'atza Azorit Megilot), also Megilot Dead Sea Regional Council, is a regional council in the Judean Desert of the West Bank, near the western shores of the Dead Sea. It covers six Israeli settlements. With only about 1,400 residents, it is Israel's smallest regional council.[1] Its municipal offices are located in Vered Yeriho.

Megilot

  • מגילות
RegionWest Bank
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
Government
 • TypeRegional council (from 1981)
 • Head of MunicipalityAryeh Cohen
Population
 (2014)
 • Total1,200
WebsiteOfficial website

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EtymologyEdit

The name "Megilot" means scrolls. It refers to the fact that the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in Qumran, which lies within the council's governing area, near Kalya.

CommunitiesEdit

There are six communities in the council: four kibbutzim, one moshav, and one other community.

KibbutzimEdit

MoshavEdit

Other communityEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Population Summary Tables 2005 Archived 2008-01-13 at the Wayback Machine Central Bureau of Statistics

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