• Capital: Jerusalem

Facts

  • Population: 9,009,000 as of March 2019 (Source)
    • Muslims, Christians and Druze, stood at 1,878,600 people, about 21% of the population
  • Currency: Israeli new shekel

Geography

  • A Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea

Notes

  • Constantly in some type of conflict with at least one of it’s neighbours.
  • One of the most expensive countries to live in.
  • Country’s financial hub is Tel Aviv

Tourism

  • Regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the Holy Land.
  • Some of its most sacred sites are within the capital city, Jerusalem.
    • Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
  • The UNWTO reported that in 2017 Israel had the seventh largest year-over-year percentage increase in international tourist arrivals.

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