Dvir

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Dvir
דְּבִיר
دڤير
Dvir 1 2011.jpg
Dvir is located in Northwest Negev region of Israel
Dvir
Dvir
Coordinates: 31°24′44″N 34°49′33″E / 31.41222°N 34.82583°E / 31.41222; 34.82583Coordinates: 31°24′44″N 34°49′33″E / 31.41222°N 34.82583°E / 31.41222; 34.82583
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilBnei Shimon
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded1951
Founded byHungarian Hashomer Hatzair members
Population
 (2019)[1]
1,007
Websitewww.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 2019 it had a population of 1,007.[1]

History[edit]

The kibbutz was established in 1951 by Hashomer Hatzair members from Hungary and took[2] 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p. 136, ISBN 965-220-186-3
  3. ^ "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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