Megilot Regional Council
, also called Megilot Dead Sea Regional Council
or Dead Sea (Megilot) Regional Council
(מועצה אזורית מגילות) 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;