Megilot Regional Council

Megilot Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית מגילות‎, Mo'atza Azorit Megilot), also Megilot Dead Sea Regional Council, is a regional council in the Judean Desert of the West Bank, near the western shores of the Dead Sea. It covers six Israeli settlements. With only about 1,400 residents, it is Israel's smallest regional council. Its municipal offices are located in Vered Yeriho.


The name "Megilot" means scrolls. It refers to the fact that the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in Qumran, which lies within the council's governing area, near Kalya.


There are six communities in the council: four kibbutzim, one moshav, and one other community.



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