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Beersheba metropolitan area

Beersheba Metropolitan Area
Largest city Beersheba
Other cities Arad, Dimona, Netivot, Ofakim, Rahat,
Population  Ranked 3rd in Israel
 - Total 559,700 (2009 est.)
 - Density 63.1/km2
Beersheba is the seventh largest city in Israel and the centre of the third largest metropolitan area in Israel.

The Metropolitan area of Beersheba (Hebrew: מטרופולין באר שבע), is a metropolitan area including areas from both the Beersheba and the Southern Districts of Israel.[1] The area is closely linked to the city of Beer Sheva through social, economic, and cultural ties. The metropolitan area of Beersheba is located in the Negev desert. The Beersheba metropolitan area is the third largest metropolitan area in the country, with an estimated population of over 559,700.


  • Metropolitan rings 1
  • Transportation 2
    • Major highways 2.1
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Metropolitan rings

Israel Central Bureau of Statistics divides the Beersheba metropolitan area into four:

Metropolitan rings in the Beersheba metropolitan area[2]
Metropolitan ring Localities Population (2009 census) Population density
(per km²)
Annual Population
growth rate
Total Jews and others1 Thereof: Jews Arabs
Core2 1 187,200 184,100 164,600 3,100 2,220.6 0.6%
Inner Ring3 32 151,000 55,900 53,900 95,100 145.2 3.9%
Northern Section 11 69,100 9,200 9,000 59,900 195.3 3.8%
Western Section 13 32,400 32,300 30,600 100 65.2 1.0%
Middle Ring4 83 210,700 140,400 128,500 70,300 61.7 1.6%
Eastern Section 8 126,100 57,900 50,100 68,200 149.6 1.6%
Southern Section 10 13,000 11,100 9,700 1,900 9.5 0.9%
Western Section 65 71,600 71,400 68,600 200 59.3 1.7%
Outer Ring5 13 10,800 9,500 9,000 1,300 2.5 1.8%
Eastern Section 5 2,300 1,100 1,100 1,100 1.5 -1.7%
Southern Section 8 8,500 8,400 8,000 100 3.0 2.7%
Total 129 559,700 390,000 356,000 169,700 63.1 1.9%



Major highways

The major highways in the Beersheba metropolitan area include Area are:

See also


  1. ^ "Localities, Population, and Density" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Localities, Population, and Density" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-01-24. 

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