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Dvir is located in Northwest Negev region of Israel
Coordinates: 31°24′44.27″N 34°49′32.51″E / 31.4122972°N 34.8256972°E / 31.4122972; 34.8256972Coordinates: 31°24′44.27″N 34°49′32.51″E / 31.4122972°N 34.8256972°E / 31.4122972; 34.8256972
District Southern
Council Bnei Shimon
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1951
Founded by Hungarian Hashomer Hatzair members
Population (2017)[1] 935
Website www.dvira.org.il

Dvir (Hebrew: דְּבִיר‬), also known as Dvira (Hebrew: דְּבִירָה‬), is a kibbutz in southern Israel. Located near Rahat and Beersheba, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bnei Shimon Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 935.[1]

The kibbutz was established in 1951 by Hashomer Hatzair members from Hungary and took its name from the Biblical city of Dvir (Joshua 21:15) that was located in the area. The original residents were joined by immigrants from South America.

A member of the kibbutz, Yitzhak Mintz, developed the QText word processing program in 1988 which was the first to handle the Hebrew language.[2]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "Land of milk and high-tech". Israel Hayom. 11 May 2016. Cue the Hebrew text. Archived from the original on 1 October 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2018.

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