Municipality Be'er-Shiva

Municipality of Be'er-Sheva

In just the past 15 years, Be'er-Sheva’s population has doubled to 200,000 residents, with tens of thousands of new immigrants from about 60 countries, as well as young and veteran Israeli couples choosing to make the city their home. More than 100,000 of Be'er-Sheva’s citizens are under the age of 34.

Occupying 60 percent of Israel’s land mass and its available land reserves, the Negev, and Be'er-Sheva in particular, is considered the home of much of the country’s future development. In addition to the Advanced Technologies Park, a large-scale plan is being implemented to transfer major army bases from central Israel to the Negev, including the Intelligence, Communications and Training bases of the Israeli Defense Forces.

Those deciding to make Be'er-Sheva their home will find this ancient city planning for the future. In addition to Ben-Gurion University, the city hosts a number of other highly respected educational institutions, most stressing science and technology. The city is also home to Soroka Medical Center, one of the country’s leading hospitals.

Additionally, a science museum and a children’s museum are scheduled to open in the next couple of years to complement Be'er-Sheva’s youth center, a 16,000-seat sports complex, a performing arts center and its beautiful river park.

Both the ancient and modern accent Be'er-Sheva, which is spending millions of dollars to renovate and preserve building in its “Old City,” while also being proud of it new Wastewater Recycling and Purification Plant, one of the most advanced in Israel.

As the city is proud to boast, Be'er-Sheva offers those settling there “a window of opportunity.”

Be'er-Sheva, the capital of the Negev and Israel’s fourth largest metropolitan region, is a young, growing city that first was established during the period of Abraham the Patriarch – more than 4,000 years ago.

Home to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er-Sheva is partnering with the University and KUD International to develop the Advanced Technologies Park. The ATP offers significant opportunity to technology companies who want to tap into the very strong base of intellectual capital at the heart of success of Israel’s tremendous hi-tech boom and the university’s rise as one of the most outstanding and respected academic institutions in the world.

Be'er-Sheva has come a long way since the Ottoman Empire.