HaMakhtesh HaKatan

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HaMakhtesh HaKatan
The Small Makhtesh
Protected Area
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Country Israel
District Southern
Length 5 km (3 mi)
Width 7 km (4 mi)

HaMakhtesh HaKatan (Hebrew: הַמַּכְתֵּשׁ הַקָּטָן‬, lit. The Small Crater) is a makhtesh, a geological erosional landform of Israel's Negev desert. One of five makhteshim in Israel, and seven in the world, it is the third largest in Israel at 5 km by 7 km. It was charted in 1942 by Jewish explorers.

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Coordinates: 30°57′43″N 35°11′55″E / 30.96194°N 35.19861°E / 30.96194; 35.19861