Israel: all about this country and its main places!

latitude: 31.39451 / longitude: 35.08126

General information


This nation has a number of interesting universities, including Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Weizmann Institute of Science, Tel Aviv University, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.


Interesting food you need to try here: Hummus, falafel, Meorav Yerushalmi. This nation has UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Masada, Old City of Acre, White City of Tel-Aviv -- the Modern Movement, Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba.


There are 8,597,260 people here, or 0.115% of the world's population.


Jerusalem serves as this nation's capital and the country shares a border with Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria. The country has a 20,770 km² area, they use a postcode system and the primary cities are: תל אביב-יפו, ראשון לציון, القدس, רחובות, בני ברק. The inhabitants speak the following languages: Arabic, Hebrew.


In this country a Big Mac is worth 17.00₪ (around $4.95 USD). In 2021 the GDP was $488,526,545,878 USD, which ranks it number 26 in the world. The local currency (ILS) is represented by the symbol ₪.

Good to know

Visit to learn more about this nation. The domain name ".il" is used by the country's websites, phone numbers start with +972, the ISO code is IL


ISO code IL
Capital Jerusalem
Population 8,597,260
World percentage 0.115%
Main cities
Spoken languages Arabic, Hebrew
GDP (2021) $488,526,545,878
GDP position #26
Big Mac local price 17.00₪
Big Mac USD price $4.95
Currency code ILS
Currency symbol
National dish Hummus, falafel, Meorav Yerushalmi
TLD .il
Phone prefix +972


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