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  • רהט
  • رهط
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Official logo of Rahat
Coat o airms
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Coordinates: 31°23′33″N 34°45′16″E / 31.39250°N 34.75444°E / 31.39250; 34.75444Coordinates: 31°23′33″N 34°45′16″E / 31.39250°N 34.75444°E / 31.39250; 34.75444
 • TeepCeety (frae 1994)
 • MayorFayez Abu Sahiban[1]
 • Total19.586 km2 (7.562 sq mi)
 • Total62,415
 • Density3,200/km2 (8,300/sq mi)
Name meaninCaum, comfort

Rahat (Ebreu: רַהַט‬, Arabic: راهط‎) is a predominantly Bedouin ceety in the Soothren Destrict o Israel. In 2015 it haed a population o 62,415.[2] As such, it is the lairgest Bedouin settlement in the warld, an the anerlie ane in Israel tae hae ceety status.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Neighborhuid an the main mosque o Rahat
Mercat in Rahat

Rahat wis established in 1972, bi the govrenment o Israel, as a new settlement for Bedouins who lived in the surroondin aurie athoot permanent domicile. Till 1980, Rahat wis pairt o the Bnei Shimon Regional Cooncil an frae then on (till 1994) it wis a local cooncil (admeenistered bi a private board till 1989). In 1994 it wis recognized as a ceety—the first Bedouin ceety in Israel.

Design[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety haes a total o 33 neighborhuids. Aw but ane o the neighborhuids consist entirely o separate Bedouin clans but ane is a mixed-clan neighborhuid. Atween ivery neighborhuid, there is a wadi. The ceety an aa haes a mercat, public an commercial services, neighborhuid pairks, public auries, weemen's employment centers, childer's play auries, an several mosques.[3][4]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae CBS, in 2001 the ethnic makeup o the ceety wis amaist completely Arab athoot significant Jewish population (see an aa: Population groups in Israel). As such, it is the lairgest Bedouin settlement in Israel.

Accordin tae CBS, in 2001 there wur 16,300 males an 16,100 females. The population o the ceety wis spread oot wi 65.2% 19 years o age or younger, 15.8% atween 20 an 29, 12.0% atween 30 an 44, 4.7% frae 45 tae 59, 0.9% frae 60 tae 64, an 1.4% 65 years o age or aulder. The population growth rate in 2001 wis 5.9%.

Population 1983 1995 2000 2006
Number 9,200 22,456 30,653 40,000

Income[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae CBS, as o 2000, in the ceety there wur 3,983 salaried wirkers an 437 are sel-employed. The mean monthly wage in 2000 for a salaried wirker in the ceety is ILS 3,008, a real chynge o -0.8% ower the course o 2000. Salaried males hae a mean monthly wage o ILS 3,502 (a real chynge of 0.1%) versus ILS 1,394 for females (a real chynge o -10.7%). The mean income for the sel-employed is 5,198. There are 277 residents who receive govrenment welfare, an 10,906 fowk who receive an income guarantee.

Meanin o the name[eedit | eedit soorce]

In Arabic, "rahat" means "relief" or "groups" (it is a an aa a Muslim name uised mostly for males). In Ebreu, "rahat" means funtain.

See an aa[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. PM Netanyahu meets with Negev Bedouin mayors MFA, November 3, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  3. http://www.mmi.gov.il/static/HannhalaPirsumim/Beduin_information.pdf
  4. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3420595,00.html

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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