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About Israel in detail
Where is Israel?
What is the capital city of Israel?
The capital city of Israel is Jerusalem.
What is the time in Jerusalem?
It is 7 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time; Jerusalem’s timezone is UTC+2.
What is the Internet code for Israel?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Israel is: .il
What is the size of Israel?
The territory of Israel is total: 20,770 sq km; land: 20,330 sq km, water: 440 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Israel is slightly larger than New Jersey.
If we would like to walk around and discover Israel, we can cover a total distance: 1,068 km.
What is the water coverage of Israel?
We have already mentioned what percentage of Israel is covered by water (see below), including a 273 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Israel?
The climate of Israel is temperate: hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas.
Geographical data of Israel
Israel’s elevation; mean elevation: 508 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: the Dead Sea -408 m, highest point: Har Meron 1,208 m.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Israel is Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee) is an important freshwater source; the Dead Sea is the second saltiest body of water in the world (after Lake Assal in Djibouti); in 2014, there were 423 settlements in the Israeli-occupied territories – 42 settlements in the Golan Heights, 381 sites in the occupied Palestinian territories to include 212 settlements and 134 outposts in the West Bank, and 35 settlements in East Jerusalem; there are no Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip because all were evacuated in 2005 (2014 estimate).
Resources and land use of Israel
The country’s main mined products are timber, potash, copper ore, natural gas, phosphate rock, magnesium bromide, clays, sand. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 23.8%; arable land 13.7%; permanent crops 3.8%; permanent pasture 6.3%; forest: 7.1%; other: 69.1% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Israel
The number of inhabitants of Israel is 8,174,527 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that the population is concentrated in and around Tel-Aviv and around the Sea of Galilee; the south remains sparsely populated except the Gulf’s shore of Aqaba.
If we look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 92.1% of the total population (2015).
Most of Israel’s population is concentrated in Tel Aviv-Yafo 3.608 million; Haifa 1.097 million; JERUSALEM (proclaimed capital), 839,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Israel
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups are Jewish 74.8% (of which Israel-born 75.6%, Europe/America/Oceania-born 16.6%, Africa-born 4.9%, Asia-born 2.9%), non-Jewish 25.2% (mostly Arab) (2015 estimate).
Spoken languages in Israel
The spoken languages in Israel are the following: Hebrew (official language), Arabic (used official language for Arab minority), English (most commonly used foreign language).
What are the most important religions in Israel?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Jewish 74.8%, Muslim 17.6%, Christian 2%, Druze 1.6%, other 4% (2015 estimate).
Further population data of Israel
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 27.73% (male 1,159,980 / female 1,106,946) 15-24 years: 15.52% (male 648,199 / female 620,218) 25-54 years: 37.15% (male 1,552,754 / female 1,484,059) 55-64 years: 8.51% (male 340,601 / female 355,382) 65 years and over: 11.09% (male 405,511 / female 500,877) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Israel is 1.53% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Israel the birth rate is 18.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 5.2 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Israel, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
Although the children’s birth is postponed in the best-case scenario, the parents can still see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Israel, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Israel are the following: N/A. Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 7.8% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Israel
Suppose we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Israel has a technologically advanced free-market economy. Cut diamonds, high-technology equipment, and pharmaceuticals are among its leading exports. Its major imports include crude oil, grains, raw materials, and military equipment. Between 2004 and 2013, growth averaged nearly 5% per year, led by exports. The global financial crisis of 2008-09 spurred a brief recession in Israel, but the country entered the problem with solid fundamentals, following years of prudent fiscal policy.
Slowing domestic and international demand and decreased investment resulting from Israel’s uncertain security situation reduced GDP growth to an average of roughly 2.6% per year during 2014-16. Natural gas fields discovered off Israel’s coast since 2009. Income inequality and high housing and commodity prices continue to be a concern for many Israelis. Israel’s income inequality and poverty rates are among the highest of OECD countries. Israel faces structural issues in the long term, including low labor participation rates for its fastest growing social segments – the ultraorthodox and Arab-Israeli communities. Also, Israel’s progressive, globally competitive, knowledge-based technology.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Israel is $311.7 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in Israel is 2.8% (2016 estimate) 2.5% (2015 estimate) 3.2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics affect the world economy; remember, in 2015, the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Israel this is $34,800 (2016 estimate) $34,500 (2015 estimate) $34,300 (2014 estimate).
In the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Israel produces?
Israel’s main agricultural products are citrus, vegetables, cotton; beef, poultry, dairy products.
Regarding the economy, the essential segments are high-technology products (including aviation, communications, computer-aided design and manufactures, medical electronics, fiber optics), wood and paper products, potash and phosphates, food, beverages, and tobacco, caustic soda, cement, construction, met. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on high-technology products (including aviation, communications, computer-aided design and manufactures, medical electronics, fiber optics), wood and paper products, potash and phosphates, food, beverages, and tobacco, caustic soda, cement, construction, met.
Drinking water source in Israel
It is essential to mention that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of the population, rural: 100% of the population, total: 100% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of the population, rural: 0% of the population, total: 0% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Israel
In Israel, the average delivery number is 2.66 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Israel
The population’s average age is 29.7 years; male: 29.1 years, female: 30.4 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Israel; it is 18 years of age, universal.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new immigrants. In Israel is 2.2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Israel. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, but naturalized citizens are not allowed to maintain. Dual citizenship. The residency requirement for naturalization: 3 out of the 5 years preceding the application for naturalization. Note: Israeli law (Law of Return, 5 July 1950) provides for the granting of citizenship to any Jew – defined as a person being born to a Jewish mother or having converted to Judaism while renouncing any other religion – who immigrates to and expresses a desire to settle in Israel based on the Right of aliyah; the 1970 amendment of this act extended the right to family members including the spouse of a Jew, any child or grandchild, and the spouses of children and grandchildren.
Is Israel a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Israel
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Israel, the hospital beds’ density is 3.3 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Israel: N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced; it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities due to the disease.
In Israel, the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Israel is 25.8% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Israel? Is there any?
The most known natural risk in Israel is sandstorms during spring and summer; droughts; periodic earthquakes.
More interesting facts about Israel
A few words about the past, as every country and society is connected to its history; Following World War II, Britain withdrew from its mandate of Palestine. The UN proposed partitioning the area into Arab and Jewish states, an arrangement rejected by the Arabs. Nonetheless, an Israeli state was declared in 1948, and Israel subsequently defeated the Arab armies in a series of wars that did not end deep tensions between the two sides. (The territories Israel has occupied since the 1967 war are not included in the Israel country profile unless otherwise noted.) On 25 April 1982, Israel withdrew from the Sinai Peninsula according to the 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty. In keeping with the Madrid Conference’s framework in October 1991, Israel conducted bilateral negotiations with Palestinian representatives and Syria to achieve a permanent settlement with each. Israel and Palestinian officials on 13 September 1993 signed a Declaration of Principles (also known as the “Oslo Accords”), enshrining the idea of a two-state solution to their conflict and guiding an interim period of Palestinian self-rule. The parties achieved six additional significant interim agreements between 1994 and 1999 to create the conditions for a two-state solution, but most were never fully realized.
Outstanding territorial and other disputes with Jordan were resolved in the 26 October 1994 Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty. Progress toward a final status agreement with the Palestinians was undermined by Israeli-Palestinian violence between 2001 and February 2005. Israel in 2005 unilaterally disengaged from the Gaza Strip, evacuating settlers and its military while retaining control over most entry points into the Gaza Strip. The election of HAMAS to head the Palestinian Legislative Council in 2006 temporarily froze relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA). Israel engaged in a 34-day conflict with Hizballah in Lebanon from July-August 2006 and a 23-day conflict with HAMAS in the Gaza Strip from December 2008-January 2009. In November 2012, Israel engaged in a seven-day conflict with HAMAS in the Gaza Strip. Direct talks with the Palestinians were most recently launched in July 2013 but were suspended in April 2014. The talks represented the fourth concerted effort to resolve final status issues between the sides since they were first discussed at Camp David in 2000. Three months later, HAMAS and other militant groups launched rockets into Israel, which led to a 51-day conflict between Israel and Gaza’s militants.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Israel: 14 May 1948 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration).
The flag and other symbols of Israel
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either; white with a blue hexagram (six-pointed linear star) known as the Magen David (Star of David or Shield of David) centered between two equal horizontal blue bands near the top and bottom edges of the flag; the basic design resembles a traditional Jewish prayer shawl (tallit), which is white with blue stripes; the hexagram as a Jewish symbol dates back to medieval times.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Israel: Star of David (Magen David), menorah (seven-branched lampstand); national colors: blue, white.
Constitution of Israel
The existence of the nation is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the United States of America’s Constitution.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Israel?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action,” while in the rest of the world, the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
Israel’s legal system is a mixed legal system of English common law, British Mandate regulations, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious laws.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Israel, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Knesset (120 seats; members directly elected in a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote; members serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 17 March 2015 (next to be held in 2019 but can be called earlier).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Israel
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. In Israel, the labor force is 3.927 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Israel is total: 3.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 3.5 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 3.5 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Israel is 5% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Israel, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.7% highest 10%: 31.3% (2010).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Israel, the GINI index is .42,8 (2013).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Israel, the poverty line people are the lowest 10%: 1.7% highest 10%: 31.3% (2010).
About the budget and central governments debt of Israel
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. Israel’s budget is; revenues: $80.75 billion, expenditures: $88.4 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 25.9% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is N/A.
The fiscal year in Israel is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Israel
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: -0.5% (2016 estimate), -0.6% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 3.3% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Israel
Israel, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Israel is: $51.61 billion (2016 estimate), $56.29 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: machinery and equipment, software, cut diamonds, agricultural products, chemicals, textiles, and apparel.
The most important imported products are raw materials, military equipment, investment goods, rough diamonds, fuels, grain, consumer goods, and the countries from where the import is coming: the United States 13%, China 9.3%, Switzerland 7.1%, Germany 6.1%, Belgium 5.3%, Italy 4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Israel
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country, means more effort against corruption. Israel, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is 0% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 2.6% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Israel, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Israel, the most highly developed system in the Middle East. Domestic: suitable coaxial cable and microwave radio relay; all systems are digital; competition among both fixed-line and mobile-cellular providers results in good coverage countrywide. International: country code – 972; submarine cables provide links to Europe, Cyprus, and parts of the Middle East; satellite earth stations – 3 Intelsat (2 the Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Israel
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but if the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Israel: 47 (2013), and the number of heliports: 3 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Israel: total: 18,566 km, paved: 18,566 km (includes 449 km of expressways) (2011).
The total length of the waterways in Israel: N/A.
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Facts & data about Israel
Name of the country: conventional long way: the State of Israel, traditional short form: Israel, local long form: Medinat Yisra’el, local short state: Yisra’el, etymology: named after the ancient Kingdom of Israel; according to Biblical tradition, the Jewish patriarch Jacob received the name “Israel” (“He who struggles with God”) after he wrestled an entire night with an angel of the Lord; Jacob’s 12 sons became the ancestors of the Israelites, also known as the Twelve Tribes of Israel, who formed the Kingdom of Israel.
|Abbreviation: Israel||Geographic coordinates:|
31 30 N, 34 45 E
|Country Location: Middle East|
|Capital of Israel: Jerusalem||GPS of the Capital:|
31 46 N 35 14 E
|Position: the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon|
|Land area: total: 20,770 sq km; land: 20,330 sq km, water: 440 sq km||Terrain: Negev desert in the south; low coastal plain; central mountains; Jordan Rift Valley||Area comparative: slightly larger than New Jersey|
|Population: 8,174,527 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.53% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.96 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.81 male(s) / female, total population: 1.01 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $51.61 billion (2016 estimate), $56.29 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $57.9 billion (2016 estimate), $59.49 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: US 13%, China 9.3%, Switzerland 7.1%, Germany 6.1%, Belgium 5.3%, Italy 4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 92.1% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): Tel Aviv-Yafo 3.608 million; Haifa 1.097 million; JERUSALEM (proclaimed capital) 839,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 29.7 years; male: 29.1 years, female: 30.4 years (2016 estimate)|
|Internet users: total: 6.35 million. Percent of the population: 78.9% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed-lines): total subscriptions: 3.412 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 42 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 10.57 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 131 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 5% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Israeli(s) adjective: Israeli||National holidays: Independence Day, 14 May (1948)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 82.4 years. Male: 80.6 years, female: 84.4 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.66 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 18.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 97.8%; male: 98.7%, female: 96.8% (2011 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of English common law, British Mandate regulations, and Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious laws||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: high-technology products (including aviation, communications, computer-aided design and manufactures, medical electronics, fiber optics), wood and paper products, potash and phosphates, food, beverages, and tobacco, caustic soda, cement, construction, met||Industrial production growth rate: 2.6% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 2.8% (2016 estimate) 2.5% (2015 estimate) 3.2% (2014 estimate)|
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