Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council

Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council
מועצה אזורית שער הנגב
مجلس إقليمي شاعر النقب
Regional council (from 1950)
View on Highway 25 in 1998
View on Highway 25 in 1998
Location of Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council
Coordinates: 31°29′N 34°36′E / 31.483°N 34.600°E / 31.483; 34.600Coordinates: 31°29′N 34°36′E / 31.483°N 34.600°E / 31.483; 34.600
DistrictSouthern
Area
 • Total180,780 dunams (180.78 km2 or 69.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total7,200
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
WebsiteOfficial website

The Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית שער הנגב, Mo'atza Azorit Sha'ar HaNegev, lit. Gate of the Negev Regional Council), is a regional council in the north-western Negev, in Israel's Southern District. The Regional Council's territory lies midway between Beersheba and Ashkelon, bounded on the west by the Gaza Strip. The eastern border abuts Bnei Shimon. The city of Sderot forms an enclave within Sha'ar HaNegev.

The region's population is over 6,000, and covers an area of over 45,000 acres (approx. 180 km2 or 70 sq. mi.).[1] The average elevation is approximately 180 m (495 ft.) above sea level.

Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council is in a sister city relationship with San Diego, California, in the United States of America,[2] and has a close working relationship with the Jewish Federation of San Diego County.[3]

Settlements

There are 11 communities, including 10 kibbutzim and one moshav.

Kibbutzim

Moshav

Educational institutions

Historical sites

  • Shikmim[4][5]

References

  1. ^ Regional Council's website Archived 2008-04-08 at the Wayback Machine accessed Dec. 3, 2006
  2. ^ "San Diego Jewish Federation - Sha'ar HaNegev: San Diego's Sister City". jewishinsandiego.org. Archived from the original on 2015-06-30.
  3. ^ "Federation Support in Sha'ar HaNegev". Jewish Federation of San Diego County. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Shiqmim Home Page". Archived from the original on 2006-12-30. Retrieved 2006-12-03.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-16. Retrieved 2006-12-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links

Media related to Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website (in English)


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