Meitar

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Meitar
  • מֵיתָר
  • ميتار
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Meitar
 • Also spelled Metar (official)
Meitar Aerial View.jpg
Official logo of Meitar
Logo
Meitar is located in Israel
Meitar
Meitar
Coordinates: 31°19′38.15″N 34°56′18.78″E / 31.3272639°N 34.9385500°E / 31.3272639; 34.9385500Coordinates: 31°19′38.15″N 34°56′18.78″E / 31.3272639°N 34.9385500°E / 31.3272639; 34.9385500
District Southern
Government
 • Type Local council (from 1987)
Area
 • Total 16,696 dunams (16.696 km2 or 6.446 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 7,118
Name meaning string (of a tent, reflected in logo)

Meitar (Hebrew: מֵיתָר) is a small local council north-east of Beersheba, in Israel's Southern District. The town lies on Highway 60 just south of the Green Line on the southern edge of Mount Hebron, alongside the Yatir Forest. Metar is 19 km north of Beer-Sheva and is in between the two Bedouin towns of Hura and Laqiya. In 2014 it had a population of 7,118.

With a land area of 16,696 dunams (~16.7 km²), Meitar is ranked very highly on the Israeli socio-economic scale, with a score of 9/10.[2]

History[edit]

Meitar was founded in 1984. The area drew national attention during the Shai Dromi trial.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Local Authorities in Israel 2005, Publication #1295 - Municipality Profiles - Meitar" (PDF) (in Hebrew). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 

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