Megilot Regional Council

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

  • מגילות
RegionWest Bank
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
 • TypeRegional council (from 1981)
 • Head of MunicipalityAryeh Cohen
 • Total1,200
WebsiteOfficial website

Megilot Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית מגילות‎, Mo'atza Azorit Megilot), also Megilot Dead Sea Regional Council, is a regional council in the Judean Desert near the western shores of the Dead Sea. It covers six Israeli settlements in the West Bank. With only about 1,400 residents, it is Israel's smallest regional council.[1] Its municipal offices are located in Vered Yeriho.


The name "Megilot" means scrolls. It refers to the fact that the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in Qumran, which lies within the council's governing area, near Kalya.


There are six communities in the council: four kibbutzim, one moshav, and one other community.



Other community[edit]


  1. ^ Population Summary Tables 2005 Archived 2008-01-13 at the Wayback Machine. Central Bureau of Statistics

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°49′34.17″N 35°25′56.52″E / 31.8261583°N 35.4323667°E / 31.8261583; 35.4323667