Lehavim

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Lehavim
  • לְהָבִים
  • لهافيم
Lehavim Aerial View.jpg
Lehavim is located in Israel
Lehavim
Lehavim
Coordinates: 31°22′08″N 34°48′47″E / 31.36889°N 34.81306°E / 31.36889; 34.81306Coordinates: 31°22′08″N 34°48′47″E / 31.36889°N 34.81306°E / 31.36889; 34.81306
District Southern
Government
 • Type Local council
 • Head of Municipality Eli Levi
Area
 • Total 2,525 dunams (2.525 km2 or 624 acres)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 6,444

Lehavim (Hebrew: לְהָבִים‎) is an affluent village in southern Israel. Founded in 1983 and located in the northern Negev around 15 km north of Beersheba, it is a local council. In 2016 it had a population of 6,444.[1]

History[edit]

Lehavim synagogue

Lehavim, originally called "Givat Lahav,"[2] covers an area of 2,525 dunams (2.5 km²). It is one of Beersheba's three satellite towns (the others two are Omer and Meitar). Most of the inhabitants commute to Beersheba for work. Lehavim is an upper-middle class community of detached homes surrounded by palm trees and gardens. The village has a library, a country club, kindergartens, a school, two synagogues, and a commercial center. Lehavim achieved municipal status in 1988.[2] According to the CBS, Lehavim is ranking very high (9 out of 10) on the socio-economic status of its citizens.[citation needed]

Transportation[edit]

Lehavim is located near the intersection of Highway 40 (BeershebaTel Aviv) and Highway 31 (AradRahat), known as the Lehavim Junction. The Lod–Beersheba railway line passes through this crossing. The Lehavim Railway Station, inaugurated in 2007 on the western side of Lehavim, and its proximity to Highway 6, have served as an economic catalyst.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

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