Ramat HaNegev Regional Council

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Ramat HaNegev Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית רמת הנגב‎, Mo'atza Azorit Ramat HaNegev, lit. Negev Heights Regional Council) is a regional council in the Negev desert in Israel. The largest regional council in the country, its headquarters are located on Highway 40 between Mashabei Sadeh and Tlalim.

Ramat HaNegev Regional Council

מועצה אזורית רמת נגב
Regional council (from 1954)
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Location of Ramat HaNegev Regional Council
DistrictSouthern
Government
 • Head of MunicipalityEran Doron
Area
 • Total4,099,240 dunams (4,099.24 km2 or 1,582.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total6,400
 • Density1.6/km2 (4.0/sq mi)
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Ramat HaNegev communities are all kibbutzim, moshavim and community settlements. Revivim and Sde Boker are notable as former residences of Prime Ministers Golda Meir and David Ben-Gurion respectively. Some 6,000 Jews live within the jurisdiction of the Ramat HaNegev Regional Council.[1]

In 2012, the council approved the establishment of a new community, Ramat Tzipporim, to provide homes for 2,000 Azzazmeh Bedouins living in the region.[2]

TourismEdit

Ramat HaNegev contains many tourist sites, particularly archaeological ruins including the ancient incense route cities of Avdat, Haluza, Nitzana, Shivta (three of them now a World Heritage site), as well as some of the Makhteshim.

CommunitiesEdit

Kibbutzim Moshavim Community settlements Other

Sister citiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ For the first time, Bedouin town to be part of Jewish local council, Haaretz
  2. ^ For the first time, Bedouin town to be part of Jewish local council, Haaretz
  3. ^ Fellows, David (26 August 2018). "It's Official: Ramat HaNegev, Israel Is Boulder's New Sister City". Boulder Jewish News.

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Coordinates: 30°52′N 34°47′E / 30.867°N 34.783°E / 30.867; 34.783