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Entrance to the village
Entrance to the village
Kmehim is located in Israel
Coordinates: 30°54′39″N 34°25′53″E / 30.91083°N 34.43139°E / 30.91083; 34.43139Coordinates: 30°54′39″N 34°25′53″E / 30.91083°N 34.43139°E / 30.91083; 34.43139
District Southern
Council Ramat Negev
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1988
Population (2015)[1] 159

Kmehin (Hebrew: כְּמֵהִין‎, lit. Truffle) is a secular moshav in the western Negev desert in Israel. Located near Nitzana, it falls under the jurisdiction of Ramat HaNegev Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 159.


The moshav was founded in 1988 and was named for the truffles that grow in the area.

The moshav's main produce is cherry tomatoes, flowers, spices and peppers.


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

External links[edit]

  • Kmehin Negev Information Centre