Nir Akiva

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Nir Akiva
Village synagogue
Village synagogue
Nir Akiva is located in Northwest Negev region of Israel
Nir Akiva
Nir Akiva
Coordinates: 31°28′11.63″N 34°38′48.12″E / 31.4698972°N 34.6467000°E / 31.4698972; 34.6467000Coordinates: 31°28′11.63″N 34°38′48.12″E / 31.4698972°N 34.6467000°E / 31.4698972; 34.6467000
District Southern
Council Merhavim
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1953
Population (2017)[1] 793

Nir Akiva (Hebrew: נִיר עֲקִיבָא‬, lit. Akiva's Meadow) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located in the north-western Negev near Netivot and Nir Moshe and covering 1,000 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merhavim Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 793.[1]


The moshav was established in 1953 on land that had belonged to the Palestinian village of Kawfakha.[2] It was named after Akiva Etinger, a chief of the Settlement Department in the Jewish Agency. In the late 1970s Amir Peretz was a member of the moshav.


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018. 
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. pp. 119–121. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.  Population 1944/45 500

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