The Negev is a large desert that covers the entire southern half of . In addition, cities like and are considered by most Israelis to be part of the Negev, but they are included in the category.

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Be'er Sheva is a desert city of approximately 200,000 inhabitants in southern .

is the only city on the Red Sea. is the southernmost town in Israel, isolated from the rest of the country by the desert.

is a small town in the remote of .


is a small city in that lies on the border between the desert and the .

is an oasis in the , near the Dead Sea, between and the caves of .

is a magnificently located fortress site in stark , close to the Dead Sea.

is a small city in the region of .

is a city of 70,000 in the southern region of .

is a kibbutz in the central , most famous for being the past residence of the first prime minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion, who moved there after he left his office in order to live his ideals of settling the Negev.


  • Type:  Desert
  • Location:  , ,
  • Latitude of center:  30° 30' (30.5°) north
  • Longitude of center:  34° 55' (34.9167°) east
  • Elevation:  539 meters (1,768 feet)
  • Wikidata:  Negev
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Negev

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