MIDDLE EAST -
Capital: Jerusalem (Sit
of the Government); Tel Aviv (Economic Capital)
Total Population (million): 7.1723
Annual growth rate: 1.649019%
Urban population: 91.62%
Official Language: Hebrew and Arabic
Other languages spoken: The official language of Jews is modern
Hebrew, but so far only 60% of the Israeli population was born in
the country. As a result, this language is a mother tongue only for
a minority. Jews speak English, French, Russian or Yiddish.
Business language: English
Religion: Jews 82.1%, Sunni Muslims 10.2%, Shiite Muslims 3.8%,
Christians 2.2%, Others 1.7%
Area: 22070 kmÂ²
Type of State: Nation-state based on parliamentary democracy,
besides a military administration in the occupied Palestinian
territories. The world's only Jewish state.
Type of economy: High-income economy, Emerging Financial Market
The country has the world's greatest number of start-ups;
considerable spending on research and development.
To call from Israel, dial 00
To call in Israel, dial 972
Internet suffix: .il
Access to electricity: n.c.