Urim, Israel

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Kibbutz dining room
Kibbutz dining room
Urim is located in Israel
Coordinates: 31°18′15.48″N 34°31′24.59″E / 31.3043000°N 34.5234972°E / 31.3043000; 34.5234972Coordinates: 31°18′15.48″N 34°31′24.59″E / 31.3043000°N 34.5234972°E / 31.3043000; 34.5234972
District Southern
Council Eshkol
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 6 October 1946
Founded by Bulgarian immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 470

Urim (Hebrew: אוּרִים‎, lit. Lights) is a kibbutz in the Negev desert in southern Israel. Located near the border of the Gaza Strip and about 30 kilometers west of Beersheba, the kibbutz falls under the jurisdiction of Eshkol Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 470.[1]


The community was founded in Ra'anana in 1945 by Bulgarian immigrants from the Gordonia and Maccabi Youth groups, but most of the later settlement came from North Americans from Habonim. The kibbutz itself was settled on 6 October 1946 as one of the 11 points in the Negev.


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

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