Judaean Desert

The Judaean Desert is a desert in Israel and the West Bank that lies east of Jerusalem and the Judean hills and west of the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea.

The Judaean Desert overlaps the Negev in the south, to many of its parts the West Bank and partly the Dead Sea region in the east. To avoid duplication of information (and work), and because accessibility to this region is rather based on the previous three areas, use those latter articles to find (and maybe contribute) information. Consider this article more as a park guide that concentrates on the features and sights of the Judaean as a desert region.

Location of the Judaean Desert in Israel

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Notable cities and villages throughout the Judaean Desert:

  • 31.26027777777835.2147222222221 Arad the only city in the Judean desert outside the Palestinian territories, located on the border of the Negev
  • 31.85611111111135.4630555555561 Jericho Palestinian city in the West Bank, located 10 km north of the Dead Sea. It is believed to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world – archaeological remains have been found of settlement in that area which dates back 11,000 years (9000 BC).
  • 31.77535.2647222222221 Ma’ale Adumim Israeli city in the West Bank. It is the third largest Israeli settlement in the West Bank.

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