Hebrew transcription(s)
 - Hebrew נְתִיבוֹת

Netivot is located in Israel
Coordinates: 31°25′N 34°35′E / 31.417°N 34.583°E / 31.417; 34.583Coordinates: 31°25′N 34°35′E / 31.417°N 34.583°E / 31.417; 34.583
District South
Founded 1956
 - Type City (from 1996)
 - Mayor Yehiel Zohar
 - Total 5,626 dunams (5.6 km2 / 2.2 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 - Total 26,700
Name meaning Paths

Netivot (Hebrew: נְתִיבוֹת‎‎) is a city in the Southern District of Israel in Israel. At the end of 2009 the city had a total population of 26,700.[1] It was founded in 1956 as a development town along with Sderot to the north, and Ofakim to the south. Netivot attracts a number of mainly Sephardi Jewish pilgrims, who come to pray at the tomb of Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, a Moroccan-born tzaddik and kabbalist known as the "Baba Sali" (died 1984) who is buried there.[2]



According to CBS, in 2001 the ethnic makeup of the city was 99.9% Jewish and other non-Arab, with no significant Arab population. There are 78 recent immigrants who are in their initial stages of absorption.

According to CBS, in 2001 there were 10,500 males and 10,600 females. The population of the city was spread out with 46.3% 19 years of age or younger, 16.2% between 20 and 29, 17.6% between 30 and 44, 10.4% from 45 to 59, 2.8% from 60 to 64, and 6.8% 65 years of age or older. The population growth rate in 2001 was 3.9%.

The city is ranked low in the socioeconomic index (3 out of 10)[3]


According to CBS, as of 2000, in the city there were 5,339 salaried workers and 382 are self-employed. The mean monthly wage in 2000 for a salaried worker in the city is ILS 3,410, a real change of 1.1% over the course of 2000. Salaried males have a mean monthly wage of ILS 4,482 (a real change of 6.5%) versus ILS 2,385 for females (a real change of -8.7%). The mean income for the self-employed is 5,764. There are 445 people who receive unemployment benefits and 2,843 people who receive an income guarantee.


According to CBS, there are 22 schools and 4,243 students in the city. They are spread out as 16 elementary schools and 3,053 elementary school students, and 11 high schools and 1,190 high school students. 43.1% of 12th grade students were entitled to a matriculation certificate in 2001.


The Ethiopian Jewish Synagogue.

In popular culture

  • "The Netivot Band" of Montreal, Canada is named after Netivot. They currently play Jewish pop culture music at events in Montreal, most notably the recent Israel Day celebration, in front of 12,000 people, at Phillips Square.


Netivot Science and Technology Center.

External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

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