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Beer Sheba

city in the Negev desert of southern Israel
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Beer Sheba is a city on the northern edge of the Negev region in Israel. It is the home of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Beer Sheba

בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע (Hebrew)

بئر السبع (Arabic)
City
View of Beer Sheba from the air
View of Beer Sheba from the air
Coat of arms of Beer Sheba
Coat of arms
Coordinates: Coordinates: 31°14′N 34°47′E / 31.233°N 34.783°E / 31.233; 34.783
Country Israel
DistrictSouth (Mehoz Ha’Darom)
Settledabout 4,000 B.C.E.
Government
 • MayorRubik Danilovich
Area
 • City117.5 km2 (45.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)[1]
 • City187,900
 • Metro
592,800
Time zoneUTC+2 (Israel Standard Time (IST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (Israel Summer Time (IDT))
Area code(s)+972 (Israel) + 8 (South)
Websitebeer-sheva.muni.il
(Hebrew)

Notable sitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "CBS 2009 estimate" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2010-07-04.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Beersheba at Wikimedia Commons