The least populated area in , the Negev is a home to the nomadic desert people known as the Bedouin. It offers some truly breathtaking scenery and is home to some fascinating sites and places.

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Israel Railways runs very comfortable trains from , , and , with hourly departures.

On some routes it might make sense to fly into and cross into Israel near .

has managed to become a lodestone for travellers seeking to enjoy the peace of the desert, far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.


There are some hiking destinations east. Align with the local tourist information.

The National Park is the second largest oasis in .

, whose Hebrew name means "fortress", is on a breathtaking rock plateau with steep cliffs rising on all sides.

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

Kibbutz was established in the first years of Israel, the late 1940s.

is a town in the , . If by public transportation, take the bus from the Central Station, operated by Metropoline, or a public sherut taxi.


  • 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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