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HaMakhtesh HaKatan

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HaMakhtesh HaKatan
LocationSouthern, Israel
Length5 km (3.1 mi)
Width7 km (4.3 mi)

HaMakhtesh HaKatan (Hebrew: הַמַּכְתֵּשׁ הַקָּטָן, lit. The Small Crater) is a makhtesh, a geological erosional landform of Israel's Negev desert. One of five makhteshim in Israel, and seven in the world, it is the third largest in Israel at 5 km by 7 km. It was charted in 1942 by Jewish explorers.

Aerial photo of the HaMakhtesh HaKatan
Aerial photo of the HaMakhtesh HaKatan

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