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About Israel in detail
Where is Israel?
Israel, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 31 46 N 35 14 E otherwise in Middle East, in Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon.
What is the capital of Israel?
The capital city of Israel is: Jerusalem.
What is the time in Jerusalem?
It is 7 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Jerusalem 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 do that by covering the distance of total: 1,068 km.
What is the water coverage of Israel?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Israel is covered by water (see below), and this includes 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
The elevation of Israel; mean elevation: 508 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Dead Sea -408 m, highest point: Har Meron 1,208 m.
The typical geographical details of Israel include Negev desert in the south; low coastal plain; central mountains; Jordan Rift Valley.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, 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 population distribution, it is safe to say that population concentrated in and around Tel-Aviv, as well as around the Sea of Galilee; the south remains sparsely populated with the exception of the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 92.1% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Israel 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 in this country are the following: 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 languagely 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 the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Israel the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Israel, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Israel are the following: . 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
If 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. Israel usually postsBetween 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 crisis with solid fundamentals, following years of prudent fiscal policy andSlowing 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 hIncome 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, and there is a broad perception among the public that a small numberIn the long term, Israel faces structural issues, 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 technolog.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Israel is $311.7 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Israel is 2.8% (2016 estimate) 2.5% (2015 estimate) 3.2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when 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 case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Israel produces?
The main agricultural products of Israel are citrus, vegetables, cotton; beef, poultry, dairy products.
Regarding the economy, the important 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 important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Israel
In Israel the average number of childbirth is 2.66 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Israel
The average age of the population is total: 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.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming 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 citizenshipresidency 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 on the basis of 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 contagious diseases in Israel
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Israel density of the hospital beds is 3.3 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Israel the N/A.
However, the 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 as a result of the disease.
In Israel the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Israel is 25.8% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Israel? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Israel are sandstorms may occur during spring and summer; droughts; periodic earthquakes.
More interesting facts about Israel
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Following World War II, Britain withdrew from its mandate of Palestine, and 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 pursuant to the 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty. In keeping with the framework established at the Madrid Conference 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 aimed at creating 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 points of entry 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 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 militants in Gaza..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that 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 related to 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 the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the 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 based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
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 times the legal system of a country is in 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 where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Israel is mixed legal system of English common law, British Mandate regulations, and 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. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven 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)election results: percent of vote by party - Likud 23.4%, Zionist Camp 18.7%, Joint List 10.6%, Yesh Atid 8.8%, Kulanu 7.5%, The Jewish Home 6.7%, Shas, 5.7%, Yisrael Beitenu 5.1%, UTJ 5.0%, Meretz 3.9%, Yachad 3.0%, other 1.6%; seats by party - Likud 30, Zionist Camp 24, Joint List 13, Yesh Atid 11, Kulanu 10, The Jewish Home 8, Shas 7, Yisrael Beitenu 6, UTJ 6, Meretz 5.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Israel
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. 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).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Israel, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.7% highhest 10%: 31.3% (2010).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is 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 if the criteria is 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 poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Israel the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 1.7% highhest 10%: 31.3% (2010).
About the budget and central governments debt of Israel
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Israel 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 .
The fiscal year in Israel is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Israel
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; 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: US 13%, China 9.3%, Switzerland 7.1%, Germany 6.1%, Belgium 5.3%, Italy 4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Israel
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Israel, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 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; most highly developed system in the Middle Eastdomestic: good system of coaxial cable and microwave radio relay; all systems are digital; competition among both fixed-line and mobile cellular providers results in good coverage countrywideinternational: country code - 972; submarine cables provide links to Europe, Cyprus, and parts of the Middle East; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 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 in case 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 about Israel
Name of the country: conventional long form: State of Israel, conventional short form: Israel, local long form: Medinat Yisra'el, local short form: 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.
|Abbrevation: Israel||Geographic coordinates:
31 30 N, 34 45 E
|Location: Middle East|
|Capital of Israel: Jerusalem||GPS of the Capital:
31 46 N 35 14 E
|Position: 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 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 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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