Beersheba metropolitan area

Beersheba metropolitan area
Beersheba is the eighth largest city in Israel and the centre of the fourth largest metropolitan area in Israel.
Beersheba is the eighth largest city in Israel and the centre of the fourth largest metropolitan area in Israel.
Coordinates: 31°14′59.15″N 34°47′59.07″E / 31.2497639°N 34.7997417°E / 31.2497639; 34.7997417Coordinates: 31°14′59.15″N 34°47′59.07″E / 31.2497639°N 34.7997417°E / 31.2497639; 34.7997417
Population
 (2016)
 • Total377,100
 • Density556.8/km2 (1,442/sq mi)

Beersheba metropolitan area (Hebrew: מטרופולין באר שבע) is a metropolitan area in Israel that encompasses the Beersheba and Southern Districts of Israel. It is located in the Negev desert and constitutes the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country, with an estimated population of over 377,100.

Metropolitan rings

Israel Central Bureau of Statistics divides the Beersheba metropolitan area into two areas:

Metropolitan rings in the Beersheba metropolitan area[1]
Metropolitan ring Localities Population (2016 estimate) Population density
(per km²)
Annual Population
growth rate
Total Jews and others1 Thereof: Jews Arabs
Core2 1 205,800 200,800 180,300 5,000 1,752 1.1%
Outer Ring3 32 171,300 38,300 37,700 133,000 306 3.4%
Northern Section 12 90,000 12,700 12,400 77,300 292 3.4%
Eastern Section 8 71,500 15,800 15,500 55,800 562.3 3.5%
Western Section 12 9,800 9,800 9,700 0 78.6 3.6%
Total 33 377,100 239,000 217,900 138,100 556.8 2.1%

Notes

  • 1 The population of "Jews and others" incl. Jews, non-Arab Christians and those not classified by religion.
  • 2 Includes the city of Beersheba.
  • 3 Includes the cities Rahat, the local councils Lehavim, Omer and Tel Sheva, as well as many smaller towns (local councils).

Transportation

Transit

Rail service connects the Beersheba metropolitan area with Ashkelon, Tel Aviv and Haifa. Bus service connects to Eilat, Ashkelon, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem.

Major highways

See also

References

  1. ^ "Localities, Population and Density per sq. km. by Metropolitan Area, Rings and Sections, 2016" (PDF). CBS. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2018-01-09.
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