Nir Am in 1950
|Founded||19 August 1943|
|Founded by||Bessarabian Gordonia members|
|Area||20,000 dunams (20 km2 or 8 sq mi)|
|• Density||25/km2 (64/sq mi)|
|Name meaning||Nation Meadow|
Nir Am (Hebrew: נִירְעָם, ניר עם, lit. Nation Meadow) is a kibbutz in southern Israel. Located near Sderot and covering 20,000 dunams, it fall under the jurisdiction of Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 491.
The village was established on 19 August 1943 by immigrants from Bessarabia who were members of the Gordonia youth movement, including Zvi Guershoni, later a member of the Knesset. Over the years the kibbutz has also absorbed immigrants from Argentina, France and South Africa.
Kibbutz Nir Am during Operation Yoav, October 1948
- "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.