Eilot (Hebrew: אֵילוֹת) is the southernmost kibbutz in Israel. Located in the Aravah valley, near the border with Jordan and less than a kilometer north of Eilat and just over 3 kilometers north of the Red Sea, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Eilot Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 322.
The kibbutz was established in 1963 and named for a verse in the I Kings 9:26: "And King Solomon made a navy of ships in Ezion-Geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom." (9:26). The Eloth mentioned in the verse is likely close to the present-day location of Kibbutz Eilot.
- "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
- Official website (English)
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