Tamar, Southern District, Israel

🇮🇱 The Tamar Regional Council (מועצה אזורית תמ) is a regional council in Israel's Southern District, on the south and western edges of the Dead Sea along the Arava valley. The council was established in 1955 with the opening of lodging at Sodom near the Dead Sea Works, and its jurisdiction covers an area of 1,650 km².

The council today encompasses communal villages, agriculture, factories, tourist sites, and military and civilian installations. Tamar council has a permanent population, half of which is Jewish and lives in five communities, and half of which is Arab living in unrecognised communities. Many people from other areas are employed both year-round and seasonally at the Dead Sea Works, the Dead Sea hotel district at Neve Zohar, and numerous other tourist spots like Ein Gedi and Masada.

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Tamar has a population of over 2,300 people. Tamar also forms part of the wider Southern District which has a population of over 1,244,200 people. Tamar is situated 106 km north-east of Be'er Sheva.

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