Lakhish Regional Council

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Lakhish

  • לכיש
Lachishads.jpg
DistrictSouthern
Government
 • TypeRegional council (from 1956)
 • Head of MunicipalityDanny Morvia
Area
 • Total378,600 dunams (378.6 km2 or 146.2 sq mi)
Population
(2014)
 • Total10,200
 • Density27/km2 (70/sq mi)
WebsiteOfficial website

Lakhish Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית לכיש‎, Mo'atza Azorit Lakhish) is a regional council in the Southern District of Israel. It surrounds the ancient city of Lakhish and the modern city of Kiryat Gat. It was founded in 1955. Today it includes 15 moshavim and one village, as listed below. As of 2008, three new communities are being built in eastern Lakhish, and some old communities are being expanded. Rabbis Shabtai Ben Hayyim and Ya'akov Alkabetz serve as rabbis of the council.

Red blossom near Kiryat Gat

List of villages[edit]

The following villages are subject to the council. All are moshavim except Bnei Dekalim, Eliav and Neta.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°34′01″N 34°51′00″E / 31.567°N 34.850°E / 31.567; 34.850