Population of Israel 7, 116, 200
Israel size 8,000 sq miles 263 miles long – North to South Width: between 9 and 71 miles wide (East to West)
Land Arable land useful for farming 15.45% Rest is metropolitan areas, mountains and desert.
Population breakdown Jews: 5,393,600 - 76% Arab (Muslim, Druze): 1,413,500 - 20% Others: 309,100 4%
(Source: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/ jsource/Society_&_Culture/newpop.html)
Declaration of Independence: 14 May 1948 Official Languages: Hebrew and Arabic Rivers: One – the Jordan River
World Populations 6.7 billion people 12.9 million Jews (0.2% of the world population) 1.48 billion Muslims (25% of the world population)
Education Israeli workforce holding university degrees: 24% - ranking Israel third in the industrialized world after the US and Netherlands. Israeli workforce holding advanced degrees: 12%
Israel Unemployment rate 8.5% (2006 est.)
Israeli Population below poverty line 22.6% (2005) including 34% of children.
Israeli Climate Israel is on a climatic crossroad, which is a transitional area between a temperate and arid climate. The southern and eastern areas of Israel are characterized by an arid climate, while the other areas are characterized by a Mediterranean climate. Due to this climatic formation, there is high variability in the amount of precipitation from year to year, and in the different areas of the country
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