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Geography Statistics of Israel

Israel's Information

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Land Area 20,330 km2
Water Area 440 km2
Total Area 20,770km2 (#149)
Population 8,174,527 (#98)
Population Density 402.09/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy
GDP (PPP) $297.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $34,800
Currency Shekel (ILS)
Largest Cities
  • Coastline: 169.63 miles (273 km)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 7,849 sq miles (20,330 sq km)
    (water) 170 sq miles (440 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 8,019 sq miles (20,770 sq km)

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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: There are 6 districts in Israel. They are Central, Haifa, Jerusalem, Northern, Southern and Tel Aviv
  • Horizontal Width: 42.31 miles (68.09 km) from Akko east to Na'ran
  • Vertical Length: 276.5 miles (444.99 km) from Elat north to Nahariyya

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (4) Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria
  • Geographic Center: About 12.78 miles (20.56 km) southwest of Jerusalem
  • Highest Point: Mt. Meron 3,963 ft. (1,208m)
  • Lowest Point: Dead Sea (-1,349 ft.) (-411 m) below sea level
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Relative Location
This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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