Nir Am

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Nir Am
ניר עם
Nir Am in 1950
Nir Am in 1950
Nir Am is located in Israel
Nir Am
Nir Am
Coordinates: 31°31′9.84″N 34°34′51.23″E / 31.5194000°N 34.5808972°E / 31.5194000; 34.5808972Coordinates: 31°31′9.84″N 34°34′51.23″E / 31.5194000°N 34.5808972°E / 31.5194000; 34.5808972
District Southern
Council Sha'ar HaNegev
Region Northern Negev
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 19 August 1943
Founded by Bessarabian Gordonia members
Area 20,000 dunams (20 km2 or 8 sq mi)
Population (2007) 281
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Name meaning Nation Meadow
Website www.nir-am.co.il

Nir Am (Hebrew: נִירְעָם, ניר עם, lit. Nation Meadow) is a kibbutz in southern Israel. Located near Sderot and covering 20,000 dunams, it fall under the jurisdiction of Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. In 2007 it had a population of 281.

The village was established on 19 August 1943 by immigrants from Bessarabia who were members of the Gordonia youth movement, including Zvi Guershoni, later a member of the Knesset. Over the years the kibbutz has also absorbed immigrants from Argentina, France and South Africa.

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