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South District
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 • Hebrew מחוז הדרום
 • Arabic لواء الجنوب
Southern District in Israel.svg
Cities 12
Local Councils 11
Regional Councils 15
Capital Beersheba
 • Total 14,185 km2 (5,477 sq mi)
 • Total 1,244,200
ISO 3166 code IL-D

The Southern District (Hebrew: מחוז הדרום, Meḥoz HaDarom; Arabic: لواء الجنوب ) is one of the six districts of Israel. It covers most of the Negev desert, as well as the Arava valley. Its capital is Beersheba and its largest city is Ashdod.

It is the largest district of Israel by area.

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