Sdot Negev Regional Council

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Sdot Negev
  • שדות נגב
Sdot Negev Council Building.JPG
District Southern
Government
 • Type Regional council (from 1951)
 • Head of Municipality Tamir Idan
Area
 • Total 117,350 dunams (117.35 km2 or 45.31 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 9,100
Website Official website
Shokeda forest, under the jurisdiction of the Sdot Negev Regional Council, 2012

Sdot Negev Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית שדות נגב‎, Mo'atza Azorit Sdot Negev, lit. Negev Fields Regional Council), formerly Azata Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית עזתה‎, Mo'atza Azorit Azata) is a regional council in the northwestern Negev desert in the Southern District of Israel.

History[edit]

The Sdot Negev region council was established in 1951 by the Religious Zionist HaPoel HaMizrahi settlement movement, the council encompasses 16 communities: two kibbutzim, 12 moshavim and two community settlements.[1]

Despite frequent rocket attacks from the nearby Gaza Strip, the population of the Sdot Negev region has increased 55 percent in 2006–2012.[1] Residents have cited the educational system, atmosphere and rural lifestyle as incentives for moving to this part of the Negev.[1]

List of communities[edit]

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Coordinates: 31°25′N 34°33′E / 31.417°N 34.550°E / 31.417; 34.550