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Where is Israel?

map showing the location of Israel

Located in the continent of Asia, Israel covers 20,330 square kilometers of land and 440 square kilometers of water, making it the 155th largest nation in the world with a total area of 20,770 square kilometers.

Israel became an independent state in 1948, after gaining its sovereignty from Turkey. The population of Israel is 7,590,758 (2012) and the nation has a density of 373 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Israel is the New Israeli Sheqel (ILS). As well, the people of Israel are refered to as Israeli.

The dialing code for the country is 972 and the top level internet domain for Israeli sites is .il.

Israel shares land borders with 7 countries: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon.

To learn more, visit our detailed Israel section.

Quick facts

Population 7,590,758
Density 373.4 / km2 ( 967.0 / mi2 )
Languages Arabic, Hebrew
Independence Year 1948
Capital Jerusalem (Jerusalem District)
Currency New Israeli Sheqel
GDP 304,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 40,049 (2014 data)
Land Area 20,330 km2 (7,849 mi2)
Water Area 440 km2 (170 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria
Minimum Longitude 34.250
Maximum Longitude 35.680
Mininum Latitude 29.490
Maximum Latitude 33.280

What is the capital of Israel?

map showing the location of Israel
Location of Jerusalem on a map.

Jerusalem is a city found in Jerusalem, Israel. Located at 31.76904 latitude, and 35.21633 longitude, Jerusalem has a population of 801000 people.

The capital of the Jerusalem region, Jerusalem is situated at an elevation of 786 meters above sea level. Jerusalem operates on the IDDT timezone, which means that it follows the same time as Jerusalem.

Quick Facts About Jerusalem, the Capital Of Israel

City Jerusalem
Country Israel
Population 801,000
Longitude 35.21633000
Latitude 31.76904000
Elevation 786 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Israel

Rank City Population
#1Jerusalem801,000
#2West Jerusalem400,000
#3Haifa267,300
#4Tel Aviv250,000
#5Ashdod224,656
#6Rishon LeZiyyon220,492
#7Petah Tiqwa200,000
#8Beersheba186,600
#9Netanya171,676
#10Holon165,787
#11Bene Beraq154,400
#12Bat Yam128,979
#13Ramat Gan128,095
#14Ashqelon105,995
#15Yafo100,000
#16Herzliyya83,600
#17Kfar Saba80,773
#18Ra'anana80,000
#19Modiin76,466
#20Hadera75,854

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This page was last updated on July 4, 2016.