|• ISO 259||ʕarad|
|Foondit||21 November 1962|
|• Teep||Ceety (frae 1995)|
|• Mayor||Nisan Ben Hemo|
|• Total||93.14 km2 (35.96 sq mi)|
|Name meanin||Named efter Tel Arad|
Although attempts tae settle the aurie wur made as early as 1921, the ceety wis foondit anerlie in November 1962 as ane o the last twa development touns tae be established, an the first planned ceety in Israel. Arad's population grew significantly wi the Aliyah frae the Commonwalth o Independent States in the 1990s, an peaked in 2002 at 24,500 residents. The ceety haes seen a decline in population iver syne.
As the seicont-lairgest ceety in Israel in terms o jurisdiction, Arad contains a number o lairge public places an facilities, such as the ruins o Tel Arad, the Arad Park, an airfield servin domestic flichts, an Israel's first legal race circuit. It is also well kent for its annual muisic festival, which wis ane o the maist popular annual muisic events in the kintra till 1995.