Lehavim Aerial View.jpg
Lehavim is located in Northern Negev region of Israel
Coordinates: 31°22′08″N 34°48′47″E / 31.36889°N 34.81306°E / 31.36889; 34.81306Coordinates: 31°22′08″N 34°48′47″E / 31.36889°N 34.81306°E / 31.36889; 34.81306
 • Head of MunicipalityYosi Nisan
 • Total2,525 dunams (2.525 km2 or 624 acres)
 • Total6,977
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,200/sq mi)
A public park in Lehavim

Lehavim (Hebrew: לְהָבִים) is an affluent town in southern Israel. Founded in 1983 and located in the northern Negev around 15 km north of Beersheba, it is a local council. In 2021 it had a population of 6,977.[1]


Lehavim synagogue

Lehavim, originally called "Givat Lahav,"[2] covers an area of 2,525 dunams (2.5 km²). It is one of Beersheba's three satellite towns (the others are Omer and Meitar). Most of the inhabitants commute to Beersheba for work. Lehavim is an upper-middle class community of detached homes surrounded by palm trees and gardens. As of 2017, it received the highest ranking on the Israeli Socio-Economic Index (10 out of 10)[3][4] according to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics along with only three other municipalities (Omer, Kfar Shmaryahu and Savyon). The town has a library, a country club, kindergartens, a school, two synagogues, and a commercial center. Lehavim achieved a municipal status in 1988.[2]


Lehavim is located near the intersection of Highway 40 (BeershebaTel Aviv) and Highway 31 (AradRahat), known as the Lehavim Junction. The Lod–Beersheba railway line passes through this crossing. The Lehavim Railway Station, inaugurated in 2007 on the western side of Lehavim, and its proximity to Highway 6, have served as an economic catalyst.[5]

Notable residents


  1. ^ a b "Regional Statistics". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 22 February 2023.
  2. ^ a b מועצה מקומית להבים |Lehavim Local Council - About Archived 2008-04-15 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ https://www.cbs.gov.il/he/mediarelease/doclib/2020/403/24_20_403t1.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ https://www.cbs.gov.il/he/publications/doclib/2021/socio_eco17_1832/t01.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  5. ^ Red-hot times in the desert, Haaretz

External links

  • Local council website
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