Israel

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Israel

Name: "State of Israel";

Capital: There is much debate about the capital: Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. The official capital of Israel is Jerusalem (it is recognized by the USA and Israel), but according to UN Resolution Tel Aviv is the capital.

Area: 22027 sq. km.;

Climate: mediterranean, characterized by long, hot summers and short, rainy winters. January is the coldest month (5-10 C), and August is the hottest (18-38 C).

Population: 7.23 million;

Ethnic groups: Jews (76.4%), Arabs (23.6%);

Languages: Hebrew and Arabic. English and Russian are also popular as foreign languages.

Religion: Judaism (76.4%), Muslim (16%), Christians (1.7%).

Form of government: parliamentary-democratic;

Currency: Israeli Shekel;

Telephone code: +972.


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