Meitar

Meitar
מֵיתָר
Local council (from 1987)
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Meitar
 • Also spelledMetar (official)
Meitar Aerial View.jpg
Meitar is located in Northern Negev region of Israel
Meitar
Meitar
Coordinates: 31°19′38.15″N 34°56′18.78″E / 31.3272639°N 34.9385500°E / 31.3272639; 34.9385500Coordinates: 31°19′38.15″N 34°56′18.78″E / 31.3272639°N 34.9385500°E / 31.3272639; 34.9385500
DistrictSouthern
Founded1984
Government
 • Head of MunicipalityShimon Mazuz
Area
 • Total16,696 dunams (16.696 km2 or 6.446 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total9,418
 • Density560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Name meaningstring (of a tent, reflected in logo)

Meitar (Hebrew: מֵיתָר) is a small local council north-east of Beersheba, in Israel's Southern District. The town lies on Highway 60 just south of the Green Line on the southern edge of Mount Hebron, alongside the Yatir Forest. Metar is 19 km north of Beer-Sheva and is in between the two Bedouin towns of Hura and Laqiya. In 2019 it had a population of 9,418.[1]

With a land area of 16,696 dunams (~16.7 km2), Meitar is ranked very highly on the Israeli socio-economic scale, with a score of 9/10.[2]

History

Meitar was founded in 1984. The area drew national attention during the Shai Dromi trial.

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Local Authorities in Israel 2005, Publication #1295 - Municipality Profiles - Meitar" (PDF) (in Hebrew). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2008-03-07.

External links

  • Psagot elementary school in Meitar
  • Amit elementary school in Meitar
  • Meitarim High school in Meitar[permanent dead link]
  • Metar Sports Club


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