Sapir, Israel

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Sapir (Hebrew: סַפִּיר) is a communal settlement near Route 90 in southern Israel. It belongs to the Central Arava Regional Council. It was founded in 1978 and is named after Pinchas Sapir.

The settlement, which was planned by the architect Gershon Tzippor, was founded primarily to provide housing for municipal workers of the regional council. As time passed, its nature changed. As of 2006 it houses mostly people of various professions, as opposed to other settlements of the Arava, which mostly do agriculture.

Near the community there is a nature park and an airstrip.

Coordinates: 30°36′50.04″N 35°11′3.48″E / 30.6139000°N 35.1843000°E / 30.6139000; 35.1843000