Lehavim central olive
District South
Government Local council
Hebrew לְהָבִים
Population 6,000 (2007)
Area 2525 dunams (2.525 km2; 0.975 sq mi)
Head of municipality Eli Levi

Lehavim (Hebrew: לְהָבִים‎) is an upscale town in the Southern District of Israel, in the northern Negev desert. Founded in 1983, it is located 15 km north of Beersheba and 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of Rahat. In 2007, the population was approximately 6,000.[1]


Lehavim, originally called "Givat Lahav,"[1] covers an area of 2,525 dunams (2.5 km²). It is one of Beersheba's three satellite cities (the others two are Omer and Meitar). Most of the inhabitants commute to Beersheba for work. Lehavim is an upper-middle class community of detached homes surrounded by palm trees and gardens. The town has a library, a country club, kindergartens, schools and a commercial center. Lehavim achieved municipal status in 1988.[1]According to the CBS, Lehavim is one of the wealthiest municipalities in Israel, ranking 9 out of 10 on the socio-economic status of its citizens.

Lehavim junction

Lehavim is located near the intersection of Highway 40 (BeershebaTel Aviv) and Highway 31 (AradRahat), known as the Lehavim Junction. The Lod–Beersheba railway line passes through this crossing. The new Lehavim Railway Station was inaugurated there on June 23, 2007.

Lehavim Eastern district panorama from Zugan St

Eastern district panorama


External links

Coordinates: 31°22′08″N 34°48′47″E / 31.36889°N 34.81306°E / 31.36889; 34.81306ca:Lehavim cs:Lehavim

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