FACTS FOR VISITORS

Facts & Figures

  • Official Name: The State of Israel
  • Form of Rule: Parliamentary Democracy
  • Capital: Jerusalem
  • Established: The Jewish State was established in 1948 from the 
  • British-controlled Palestine
  • Area: 20,850 km² Between Jordan Valley and theMediterranean Sea
  • Forests: 5%
  • Desert: 61%
  • Population: 7 Million persons
  • Languages: Hebrew, Arabic, English
  • Religion: 79% Jews; 17.3% Muslims; 1.6% Druze; 2.1% Christians
  • Currency: New Israeli Shekel (NIS)
  • Time Zone: GMT+2
  • Internet TLD: IL
  • Country code: +972
  • Anthem: Hatikvah (The Hope)

 


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