Dimona

Synonyms:
Dimonah, דִימוֹנָה
Dimona (Wikipedia)
Dimona

  • דִּימוֹנָה
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Dimonah
Aerial view of Dimona
Aerial view of Dimona
Official logo of Dimona
Dimona is located in Israel
Dimona
Dimona
Coordinates: 31°4′N 35°2′E / 31.067°N 35.033°E / 31.067; 35.033Coordinates: 31°4′N 35°2′E / 31.067°N 35.033°E / 31.067; 35.033
Country Israel
DistrictSouthern
Founded1955
Government
 • TypeCity
 • MayorBenny Bitton
Area
 • Total29,877 dunams (29.877 km2 or 11.536 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total33,666
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Websitehttp://www.dimona.muni.il
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Dimona (Hebrew: דִּימוֹנָה) is an Israeli city in the Negev desert, 36 kilometres (22 mi) to the south of Beersheba and 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of the Dead Sea above the Arava valley in the Southern District of Israel. In 2017 its population was 33,666. The Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center, colloquially known as the Dimona Reactor, is located 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) southeast of the city.

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