Israel's flagLocation: Southwest Asia
Official name: State of Israel
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1948 / 1994
Capital city: Jerusalem (not internationally recognized), Tel Aviv
Population: 7.3 million / 930 people per sq mile (359 people per sq km)
Total land area: 8019 square miles (20,770 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Hebrew (official language), Arabic (official language), Yiddish, German, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Persian
Main religions: Jewish 76%, Muslim (mainly Sunni) 16%, Other 4%, Druze 2%, Christian 2%
Ethnic mix: Jewish 76%, Arab 20%, Other 4%
Government type: Parliamentary system
Currency: Shekel = 100 agorot
Literacy rate: 99%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 3540 kilocalories

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