Neve Zohar

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Neve Zohar
נְוֵה זֹהַר
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Neve Zohar is located in Israel
Neve Zohar
Neve Zohar
Coordinates: 31°9′7.53″N 35°21′54.58″E / 31.1520917°N 35.3651611°E / 31.1520917; 35.3651611Coordinates: 31°9′7.53″N 35°21′54.58″E / 31.1520917°N 35.3651611°E / 31.1520917; 35.3651611
District Southern
Council Tamar
Population (2015)[1] 71
Website neve-zohar.co.il

Neve Zohar (Hebrew: נְוֵה זֹהַר‎) is a community settlement in southern Israel. Located on the junction of Highway 31 and Highway 90 (Zohar Junction), on the shores of the Dead Sea and 23 km from Arad by road, it falls under the jurisdiction of Tamar Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 71.

The village is the closest permanent settlement to the Ein Bokek Dead Sea hotel area and hosts the regional council's offices. It is the lowest village in the world.

History[edit]

Homes in Neve Zohar

Neve Zohar was established in 1964 as a work camp for Dead Sea factory workers, although its immediate location was a major transport junction during numerous historical periods.[2] It was named after the Zohar Stream, a wadi that flows into the Dead Sea.

In 2008, Neve Zohar had a population of 30 families.[3]

The village also has a regional elementary school and a museum (Beit HaYotser, lit. "house of the potter" or "house of the artist-creator") showing Dead Sea-related items. An unused airfield is situated slightly to the southeast of the village. )

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ HaReuveni, Immanuel (1999). Lexicon of the Land of Israel (in Hebrew). Miskal - Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books. p. 666. ISBN 965-448-413-7. 
  3. ^ Build yourself a house at the Dead Sea and live in the lowest community on earth, Haaretz

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