Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council

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The Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית שער הנגב‎, Mo'atza Azorit Sha'ar HaNegev, lit. Gate of the Negev Regional Council), is a regional council in the north-western Negev, in Israel's Southern District. The Regional Council's territory lies midway between Beersheba and Ashkelon, bounded on the west by the Gaza Strip. The eastern border abuts Bnei Shimon. The city of Sderot forms an enclave within Sha'ar HaNegev.

The region's population is over 6,000, and covers an area of over 45,000 acres (approx. 180 km² or 70 sq. mi.).[1] The average elevation is approximately 180 m (495 ft.) above sea level. The geographic center of the region is around 31°29′00″N 34°36′00″E / 31.48333°N 34.60000°E / 31.48333; 34.60000.

Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council is in a sister city relationship with San Diego, California, in the United States of America [2]


There are 11 communities, including 10 kibbutzim and one moshav.


  1. ^ Regional Council's website accessed Dec. 3, 2006
  2. ^ San Diego Jewish Federation - "Sha'ar HaNegev: San Diego's Sister City" - URL:

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