Ahva, Israel

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אַחֲוָה, אחווה
Ahva is located in Israel
Coordinates: 31°44′36.36″N 34°46′8.99″E / 31.7434333°N 34.7691639°E / 31.7434333; 34.7691639Coordinates: 31°44′36.36″N 34°46′8.99″E / 31.7434333°N 34.7691639°E / 31.7434333; 34.7691639
Founded 1976
Population (2012) 168[1]
Name meaning Brotherhood

Ahva (Hebrew: אַחֲוָה, Aḥava, lit. Brotherhood) is a village in the northern Negev desert of southern Israel. It falls under the jurisdiction of Be'er Tuvia Regional Council and had a population of 168 in 2012.[1]

The village was established in 1976 for civil servants of the regional council. It is adjacent to the Ahva Academic College and acts as a service center for the surrounding settlements, including Kfar Ahim, Kfar HaRif, Talmei Yehiel and Yenon.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2012. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval Elʻazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. pp. p. 26. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.