Shaharut

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Shaharut
שַׁחֲרוּת
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Shaharut is located in Israel
Shaharut
Shaharut
Coordinates: 29°54′16.55″N 34°59′58.91″E / 29.9045972°N 34.9996972°E / 29.9045972; 34.9996972Coordinates: 29°54′16.55″N 34°59′58.91″E / 29.9045972°N 34.9996972°E / 29.9045972; 34.9996972
District Southern
Council Hevel Eilot
Affiliation HaMerkaz HaHakla'i
Founded 1985
Founded by Jewish Agency
Population (2015)[1] 130

Shaharut (Hebrew: שַׁחֲרוּת‎) is a community settlement in the far south of Israel. Located 40 kilometers north of Eilat, and six kilometers west of Yotvata on a ridge above the Arabah valley, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Eilot Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 130.[1]

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1985 by the Jewish Agency and was named after the nearby Shaharut Mountain; the word "Shaharut" means "youth", as in Ecclesiastes chapter 11. It is the only settlement in the area that is not in the valley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.