Dvir

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Dvir
דְּבִיר
Dvir 1 2011.jpg
Dvir is located in Israel
Dvir
Dvir
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 (2015)[1] 797
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 2015 it had a population of 797.[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.

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  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 

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