Ramat Negev Regional Council

Ramat Negev

  • רמת נגב
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District Southern
 • Type Regional council (from 1954)
 • Head of Municipality Eran Doron
 • Total 4,099,240 dunams (4,099.24 km2 or 1,582.73 sq mi)
 • Total 6,400
 • Density 1.6/km2 (4.0/sq mi)
Website Official website

Ramat Negev Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית רמת נגב‎, Mo'atza Azorit Ramat Negev, 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.

History [ edit ]

Ramat Negev 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 Negev 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]

Tourism [ edit ]

Ramat Negev 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.

Communities [ edit ]

Kibbutzim Moshavim Community settlements

Sister cities [ edit ]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  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.

External links [ edit ]

Coordinates: 30°52′N34°47′E / 30.867°N 34.783°E / 30.867; 34.783

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