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Elat

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Eilat

(both: ā`lät) [Heb.,=trees], city (1994 pop. 35,700), S Israel, a port on the Gulf of Aqaba, an arm of the Red Sea. It is strategically located near the Sinai peninsula, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia and is Israel's gateway to Africa and East Asia. It has some light industry but is known more as a tourist center, with fine beaches, hotels, and an airport. The city is the terminus of an oil pipeline to Haifa. Elat was perhaps identical with, or near, Ezion-geberEzion-geber
or Ezion-gaber
[both: Heb.,=giant's backbone], ancient port, on the Gulf of Aqaba. The site, near Aqaba, is now some distance from the shore, which is advancing.
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, a port in Solomon's time (10th cent. B.C.). It was rebuilt by King Uzziah of Judah and lost to the Syrians (8th cent. B.C.) by King Ahaz. The Roman port succeeding Elat was called Aelana or Elana. Elat was resettled in 1949, and its deepwater harbor was opened in 1965. The name is also spelled Elath.

Elat

 

(also Elath), a city in Israel. Population, 13,000 (1972). Elat, a port on the Red Sea, is connected by highway with Tel Aviv. Its industries include diamond-cutting and jewelry-making. The manufacture of cement and food products (mainly fish products and wine) is also important. Nearby there are deposits of copper, at Timna, and semiprecious stones. Oil pipelines lead from Elat to Haifa and through Ashqelon. There is commercial fishing.

Eilat

, Elat, Elath
a port in S Israel, on the Gulf of Aqaba: Israel's only outlet to the Red Sea. Pop.: 43 500 (2003 est.)
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