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Beer Sheba

בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע (Hebrew)

بئر السبع (Arabic)
City
View of Beer Sheba from the air
View of Beer Sheba from the air
Coat of arms of Beer Sheba
Coat of arms
Country  Israel
District South (Mehoz Ha’Darom)
Settled about 4,000 B.C.E.
Area
 • City 117.5 km2 (45.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • City 187,900
 • Metro
592,800
Time zone UTC+2 (Israel Standard Time (IST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (Israel Summer Time (IDT))
Area code(s) +972 (Israel) + 8 (South)
Website beer-sheva.muni.il

Beer Sheba is a city on the northern edge of the Negev region in Israel. It is the home of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

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