Southern District (Israel)
|• Hebrew||מחוז הדרום|
|• Arabic||لواء الجنوب|
|• Total||14,185 km2 (5,477 sq mi)|
|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.