Arad is a city inside the Southern District of Israel. It is located at the border of the Negev and Judean Deserts, 25 kilometres west of the Dead Sea and 45 kilometres east of Beersheba. The town is domestic to a various populace of 25,530, consisting of Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews, both secular and non secular, Bedouins and Black Hebrews, in addition to new immigrants. After attempts to settle the location inside the 1920s, Arad turned into founded in November 1962 as an Israeli improvement town, the first planned city in Israel.
Arad's population grew significantly with the Aliyah from the previous Soviet Union and peaked in 2002 at 24,500 residents. Landmarks in Arad consist of the ruins of Tel Arad, Arad Park, a domestic airfield and Israel's first criminal race circuit. The metropolis is understood for its annual summer time tune pageant, the Arad Festival. Arad is known as after the Biblical Bronze Age Canaanite town positioned at Tel Arad, that is positioned about eight kilometers west of present day Arad.