After over 3,700 years of history since the Biblical Abraham, modern Be’er Sheva (pop.~220,000) was founded in 1948. In just the last 20 years, its multicultural, diverse population has doubled due to thousands of immigrants and Israelis who see Be’er Sheva's potential as the place to build their future.
Southernmost of Israel's four metropolitan cities, "the Negev's Capital" Be'er Sheva provides quality services in all areas to ~1,000,000 residents in its regional area.
The Negev (southern Israel) constitutes 60% of the State’s total land-area and most available land reserves, thus providing Israel’s main direction for future development, placing Be'er Sheva at the head of the national agenda in many areas.
Demographically one of Israel's youngest cities, Be’er-Sheva is a 'university town', with ~30,000 students studying annually in six academic institutions. The city is also home to top-rated Ben-GurionUniversity and affiliated, leading hospital and medical school - SorokaMedicalCenter.
Many of the city's efforts have come to national and international attention over the last 5-10 years, with prize-winning recognition in a wide range of areas including volunteerism, culture, education, urban design, services for special populations and others.
Ruvik Danilovich, Mayor of Be'er-Sheva
Be'er-Sheva is a city of peace. As recorded in the Bible, Be'er Sheva is the city where the first peace treaty in the world was signed - between Abimelech, King of Grar and the Patriarch Abraham.
Over the years, immigrants from more than 70 different countries have settled in Be'er Sheva and have shaped the unique character of the city.
Be'er-Sheva is a young, dynamic city, rich in opportunities, in which over 50% of the residents are under the age of 40.