Southern District (Israel)

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South District
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 • Hebrewמחוז הדרום
 • Arabicلواء الجنوب
Southern District in Israel.svg
Cities12
Local Councils11
Regional Councils15
CapitalBeersheba
Area
 • Total14,185 km2 (5,477 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total1,244,200
ISO 3166 codeIL-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.