, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp 521–532 | Cite as

Beer-Sheva, capital of the Negev desert —Function and internal structure

  • Gxradus Y. 
Geography in Israel


The rapid growth and development in modern times of Beer-Sheva, the city of the Patriarchs, and its transformation into a major centre of growth in the southern desert part of Israel has intrigued experts who deal with urban growth and development. In this paper we examine the major factors that have contributed to the city's place and function in Israel's urban system, its economic base and ecological structure — all with reference to the city's historical background.


Environmental Management Internal Structure Rapid Growth Urban Growth Modern Time 
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© Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gxradus Y. 
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  1. 1.Dept. of GeographyBen-Gurion UniversityBeer-ShevaIsrael

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