Meitar

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Meitar
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew מֵיתָר
 • ISO 259 Meitar
 • Also spelled Metar (official)
Meitar Aerial View.jpg
Official logo of Meitar
Logo
Meitar is located in Israel
Meitar
Meitar
Coordinates: 31°19′38.15″N 34°56′18.78″E / 31.3272639°N 34.9385500°E / 31.3272639; 34.9385500Coordinates: 31°19′38.15″N 34°56′18.78″E / 31.3272639°N 34.9385500°E / 31.3272639; 34.9385500
District Southern
Government
 • Type Local council (from 1987)
Area
 • Total 16,696 dunams (16.696 km2 or 6.446 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 6,200
Name meaning string (of a tent, reflected in logo)

Meitar (Hebrew: מֵיתָר) is a small local council north-east of Beersheba, in Israel's Southern District. The town lies on Highway 60 just south of the Green Line on the southern edge of Mount Hebron, alongside the Yatir Forest. Meitar was founded in 1984.

According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, the population of Meitar was 6,200 at the end of 2009.[1] Its area is 16,696 dunams (~16.7 km²). It is ranked very highly on the Israeli socio-economic scale, with a score of 9/10.[2]

The area drew national attention during the Shai Dromi trial.

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