Sapir, Israel

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Sapir is located in Southern Negev region of Israel
Coordinates: 30°36′50.04″N 35°11′3.48″E / 30.6139000°N 35.1843000°E / 30.6139000; 35.1843000Coordinates: 30°36′50.04″N 35°11′3.48″E / 30.6139000°N 35.1843000°E / 30.6139000; 35.1843000
District Southern
Council Central Arava
Founded 1979
Population (2016)[1] 384
KKL park: life in the desert
KKL park

Sapir (Hebrew: סַפִּיר‬) is a community settlement in southern Israel. Located near Route 90, it falls under the jurisdiction of Central Arava Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 384.[1]


The village was established in 1979 and is named after Pinchas Sapir. It was planned by the architect Gershon Tzippor and 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 Aravah, which mostly do agriculture.

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


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017.