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Eilat
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • Ebreu Aboot this soond אֵילַת 
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic ايلات

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Eilat is located in Israel
Eilat
Eilat
Coordinates: 29°33′N 34°57′E / 29.550°N 34.950°E / 29.550; 34.950
Destrict Sooth
Foondit 1951
Government
 • Type (frae 1959)
 • Mayor Meir Yitzhak Halevi
Area
 • Total 84,789 dunams (84.789 km2 or 32.737 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 46,600

Eilat (Ebreu: אֵילַת‎‎, Arabic: إيلاتAboot this soond (audio) ) is Israel's soothmaist ceety, a busy port as well as a popular resort, locatit at the northren tip o the Red Sea, on the Gulf o Eilat (or Gulf o Aqaba). Hame tae 46,600 fowk,[1] the ceety is pairt o the Soothren Negev Desert, at the soothren end o the Arava. The ceety is adjacent tae the Egyptian veelage o Taba tae the sooth, the Jordanian port ceety o Aqaba tae the east, an athin sicht o Saudi Arabie tae the sooth-east, athort the gulf. Eilat's arid desert climate is moderatit bi proximity tae a warm sea. Temperaturs aften exceed 40 °C (104 °F) in simmer, an 21 °C (70 °F) in winter, while watter temperaturs range atween 20 an 26 °C (68 an 79 °F). The ceety's beaches, nichtlife an desert landscapes mak it a popular destination for domestic an internaitional tourism.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Amram pillars

The geology an landscape are varied: igneous an metamorphic rocks, sandstane an limestane; muntains up tae 892 metres (2,927 ft) abuin sea level; broad valleys such as the Arava, an seashore on the Gulf o Aqaba. With an annual average rainfaw o 28 millimetres (1.1 in) an simmer temperaturs o 40 °C (104 °F) an heicher, watter resoorces an vegetation are leemitit. The main elements that influenced the region's history wur the copper resoorces an ither minerals, the auncient internaitional roads that crossed the aurie, an its geopoleetical an strategic position. These resultit in a settlement density that defies the environmental conditions.[2]

Neighborhuids[eedit | eedit soorce]

Eilat haes 15 neighborhuids:

  • Arava
  • Ganim A
  • Ganim B
  • Hadekel
  • Ha'eshel
  • Mizpe Yam
  • Maar'av Sheva an aa kent as West7
  • Neve Midbar
  • Ophir
  • Shahamon
  • Tse'elim
  • Urim
  • Ye'elim
  • Zofit Elite
  • Zofit Tachtit

Sister ceeties an twin touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

Eilat shoreline at nicht

Eilat haes streets named efter Durban, Kamen, Kampen an Los Angeles as well as a Canadae Pairk.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 1,000 Residents and Other Rural Population" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. June 30, 2008. Retrieved October 18, 2008. 
  2. Avner, U. 2008. Eilat Region. In, A. Stern (ed.). The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavation in the Holy Land, Volume 5 (Supplementary). Jerusalem. 1704-1711.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Eilat Sister Cities". Israel-Times.com. November 7, 2007. Retrieved December 16, 2007. [deid airtin]
  4. "What we do: Humanitarian Aid". Israel MFA. Retrieved December 16, 2007. 
  5. "Facts about Durban". September 7, 2003. Retrieved December 16, 2007. 
  6. "Municipal Smolyan". Retrieved December 16, 2007. 
  7. "Weiterführende Informationen: Städtepartnerschaften". Israel MFA. Retrieved December 16, 2007.