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State of Israel
  • מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל (Hebrew)
  • دَوْلَة إِسْرَائِيل (Arabic)
Centered blue star within a horizontal tribandCentered menorah surrounded by two olive branches
FlagCoat of Arms
Anthem: "Hatikvah" (Hebrew)
"The Hope"
Projection of Asia with Israel in green
CapitalJerusalem  (disputed)
31°47′N35°13′E / 31.783°N 35.217°E / 31.783; 35.217
Official languages
Ethnic groups (2014)
DemonymIsraeli
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryrepublic
 - PresidentReuven Rivlin
 - Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu
LegislatureKnesset
Independence
 - Declared14 May 1948 
 - Recognition1 May 1949 
Area
 - Total20,770 / 22,072[note 1] km2 (153rd)
8,019 / 8,522 sq mi
 - Water (%)2.12 (440 km2 / 170 mi2)
Population
 - 2014 estimate8,238,300[1] (96th)
 - 2008 census7,412,200[2] (99th)
 - Density387.63/km2 (34th)
1,004.00/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 - Total$286.840 billion[3]
 - Per capita$35,658[3] (25th)
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 - Total$305.707 billion [3]
 - Per capita$38,004[3] (25th)
Gini (2008)39.2[4]
medium ·66th
HDI (2013)Steady 0.888[5]
very high ·19th
CurrencyIsraeli new shekel (‎) (ILS [6])
Time zoneIsrael Standard Time(UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST)Israel Summer Time (UTC+3)
Date format
  • dd-mm-yyyy (CE)
Drives on theright
Calling code+972
ISO 3166 codeIL
Internet TLD.il

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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