Megilot Regional Council

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Megilot Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית מגילות‎, Mo'atza Azorit Megilot), also Megilot Dead Sea Regional Council, is a regional council in the Judean desert near the western shores of the Dead Sea. With only about 1,000 residents, it is Israel's smallest regional council.[1] Its municipal offices are located in Vered Yeriho.

Etymology[edit]

The name "Megilot" means scrolls. It refers to the fact that the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in Qumran, which lies within the council's governing area, near Kalya.

Communities[edit]

There are six communities in the council: four kibbutzim, one moshav, and one other community.

Kibbutzim[edit]

Moshav[edit]

Other community[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population Summary Tables 2005 Central Bureau of Statistics

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°49′34.17″N 35°25′56.52″E / 31.8261583°N 35.4323667°E / 31.8261583; 35.4323667