Hebrew שֶׂגֶב שָׁלוֹם
Arabic شقيب السلام
Segev Shalom (officially)
Shaqeeb as-Salaam (unofficially)
6,500 (  2006)
5981 dunams (5.981 km 2; 2.309 sq mi)
Head of municipality
'Amr Abu Ma'amar
Shaqib al-Salam or Segev Shalom ( Arabic: شقيب السلام, Hebrew: שֶׂגֶב שָׁלוֹם) is a Bedouin town and a local council in the South District of Israel, southeast of Beersheba.
According to the
Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the population of Shaqib was 6,500 in December 2006. Its jurisdiction is 5,981  dunams (~6 km²).
Shaqib was founded in 1979 as part of a government project to settle Bedouins in permanent settlements, and declared a local council in 1996. Most residents belong to various clans of the al-Azzama tribe which also populates
Coordinates: 31°12′17″N 34°50′20″E / 31.20472°N 34.83889°E