Beer Sheba

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Beer Sheba
בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע (Hebrew)

بئر السبع (Arabic)
View of Beer Sheba from the air
View of Beer Sheba from the air
Coat of arms of Beer Sheba
Coat of arms
Coordinates: Coordinates: 31°14′N 34°47′E / 31.233°N 34.783°E / 31.233; 34.783
Country  Israel
District South (Mehoz Ha’Darom)
Settled about 4,000 B.C.E.
 • Mayor Rubik Danilovich
 • City 117.5 km2 (45.4 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • City 187,900
 • Metro 592,800
Time zone Israel Standard Time (IST) (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) Israel Summer Time (IDT) (UTC+3)
Area code(s) +972 (Israel) + 8 (South)

Beer Sheba is a city on the northern edge of the Negev region in Israel.

The Abrahams Well International Visitors Center archaeological museum is located in Beer Sheba.

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