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State of Israel

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Israel is in Asia. Its capital is Jerusalem. It is at 31° 30' North, 34° 45' East. Israel has an area of 20,770 square kilometres (8,019 square miles). The population is 7,473,052. This population is from a 2010 estimate.

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For currency they use the New Israeli Shekel. The inflation in 2009 was 3.3%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.

They also use U. S. Dollars for some major transactions.


Israel proclaimed Jerusalem as its capital in 1950. But nearly all of the countries, maintain embassies in Tel Aviv.


In the year 2004, the literacy rate was 97.1%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


People here speak Arabic, English, Hebrew, Ladino, and Samaritan. Religions beliefs here include Christian, Druze, Judaism, Muslim, and other.

Time Zone

It is in the Israel (GMT + 2) time zone.

Administrative Divisions


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