Megilot Regional Council
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Megilot Regional Council, also called Megilot Dead Sea Regional Council or Dead Sea (Megilot) Regional Council is a regional council in the Judean desert near the western shores of the Dead Sea. It covers six Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
With only and 1,000 residents, it is Israel's smallest regional council.
Most residents of this council work in agriculture and tourism, and some are also employed for the Ahava cosmetics company.
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 Kalia
Communities in the council
There are six communities in the council: four kibbutzim, one moshav, and one other community;