Beersheba metropolitan area

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Beersheba Metropolitan Area
Largest city Beersheba
Other cities Arad, Dimona, Netivot, Ofakim, Rahat,
Sderot
Population  Ranked 4th in Israel
 - Total 354,900 (2013 est.)
 - Density 63.1/km2
Beersheba is the seventh largest city in Israel and the centre of the third largest metropolitan area in Israel.

The Metropolitan area of Beersheba (Hebrew: מטרופולין באר שבע), is a metropolitan area including areas from both the Beersheba and the Southern Districts of Israel.[1] The area is closely linked to the city of Beer Sheva through social, economic, and cultural ties. The metropolitan area of Beersheba is located in the Negev desert. The Beersheba metropolitan area is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country, with an estimated population of over 354,900.

Metropolitan rings[edit]

Israel Central Bureau of Statistics divides the Beersheba metropolitan area into four:

Metropolitan rings in the Beersheba metropolitan area[2]
Metropolitan ring Localities Population (2013 census) Population density
(per km²)
Annual Population
growth rate
Total Jews and others1 Thereof: Jews Arabs
Core2 1 199,300 195,400 176,000 4,000 1,696.9 1.0%
Outer Ring5 32 155,600 35,200 34,700 120,400 277.9 3.4%
Northern Section 12 81,500 11,500 11,300 69,900 264.4 3.3%
Eastern Section 8 65,400 14,900 14,700 50,500 513.9 3.7%
Western Section 12 8,700 8,700 8,700 0 399.1 2.3%
Total 33 354,900 230,500 210,700 124,400 524.0 2.1%

Notes

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

The major highways in the Beersheba metropolitan area include Area are:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Localities, Population, and Density" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Localities, Population, and Density" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-01-24. 

Coordinates: 31°14′59.15″N 34°47′59.07″E / 31.2497639°N 34.7997417°E / 31.2497639; 34.7997417