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State of Israel
  • מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל (Hebrew)
  • دولة إِسْرَائِيل (Arabic)
Centered blue star within a horizontal tribandCentered menorah surrounded by two olive branches
FlagEmblem
Anthem: "Hatikvah" (Hebrew for "The Hope")

Location of Israel (in green)
Capital
and largest city
Jerusalem[a]
31°47′N35°13′E / 31.783°N 35.217°E / 31.783; 35.217
Official languages
Ethnic groups (2016[1])
DemonymIsraeli
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary republic
 • PresidentReuven Rivlin
 • Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu
LegislatureKnesset
Independence
 • Declared14 May 1948 
 • Recognition11 May 1949 
Area
 • Total20,770 / 22,072 km2[b] (149th)
8,019 / 8,522 sq mi
 • Water (%)2.12 (440 km2 / 170 mi2)
Population
 • 2016 estimate8,541,000[2] (98th)
 • 2008 census7,412,200[3] (99th)
 • Density387.63/km2 (34th)
1,004.00/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$292.809 billion[4] (55th)
 • Per capita$34,336[4] (33rd)
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$306.194 billion[4] (35th)
 • Per capita$35,905[4] (23rd)
Gini (2012)42.8[5]
medium ·106th
HDI (2014)Increase 0.894[6]
very high ·18th
CurrencyNew shekel (‎) (ILS)
Time zoneIST(UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)IDT (UTC+3)
Date format
  • אא-בב-גגגג (AM)
  • dd-mm-yyyy (CE)
Drives on theright
Calling code+972
ISO 3166 codeIL
Internet TLD.il
.ישראל
a.^Jerusalem status as the capital of Israel is internationally unrecognized.
b.^ 20,770 is Israel within the Green Line. 22,072 includes the annexedGolan Heights and East Jerusalem.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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