Ramat Negev Regional Council

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Ramat Negev regional council building

Ramat Negev Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית רמת נגב‎, Mo'atza Azorit Ramat Negev, lit. Negev Heights Regional Council) is a regional council in the Negev desert in Israel. The largest regional council in the country, its headquarters are located on Highway 40 between Mashabei Sadeh and Tlalim.

History[edit]

Ramat Negev communities are all kibbutzim, moshavim and communal settlements. Revivim and Sde Boker are notable as former residences of Prime Ministers Golda Meir and David Ben-Gurion respectively. Some 6,000 Jews live within the jurisdiction of the Ramat Negev Regional Council.[1]

In 2012, the council approved the establishment of a new community, Ramat Tzipporim, to provide homes for 2,000 Azzazmeh Bedouins living in the region.[2]

Tourism[edit]

Ramat Negev contains many tourist sites, particularly archaeological ruins including the ancient incense route cities of Avdat, Haluza, Nitzana, Shivta (three of them now a World Heritage site), as well as some of the Makhteshim.

Communities[edit]

Kibbutzim Moshavim Communal settlements

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Coordinates: 30°52′N 34°47′E / 30.867°N 34.783°E / 30.867; 34.783