Beersheba metropolitan area
|Other cities|| Arad, Dimona, Netivot, Ofakim, Rahat,|
|Population||Ranked 4th in Israel|
|- Total||361,400 (2014 est.)|
The Metropolitan area of Beersheba (Hebrew: מטרופולין באר שבע), is a metropolitan area including areas from both the Beersheba and the Southern Districts of Israel. The area is closely linked to the city of Beer Sheva through social, economic, and cultural ties. The metropolitan area of Beersheba is located in the Negev desert. The Beersheba metropolitan area is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country, with an estimated population of over 361,400.
Israel Central Bureau of Statistics divides the Beersheba metropolitan area into two areas:
|Metropolitan ring||Localities||Population (2014 census)|| Population density
| Annual Population|
|Total||Jews and others1||Thereof: Jews||Arabs|
- 1 The population of "Jews and others" incl. Jews, non-Arab Christians and those not classified by religion.
- 2 Includes the city of Beersheba.
- 3 Includes the cities Rahat and Ofakim, the local councils Lehavim, Omer and Tel Sheva, as well as many smaller towns (local councils).
The major highways in the Beersheba metropolitan area include Area are:
- "Localities, Population, and Density" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-01-24.
- "LOCALITIES, POPULATION AND DENSITY PER SQ. KM. BY METROPOLITAN AREA" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-03.