Interesting Facts About Israel You Should Know

Interesting Facts About Israel You Should Know
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Interesting Facts About Israel, a country which is smaller, yet powerful.

Interesting Facts About Israel

  1. Israel is officially known as the State of Israel.
  2. It belongs to Western Asia.
  3. The capital of Israel is Jerusalem.
  4. The official language of Israel is Hebrew.
  5. Judaism, Islam, Christianity & Druze are dominating religions in Israel.
  6. People living in Israel are recognized as Israeli.
  7. In 2021, the current President of Israel is Reuven Rivlin.
  8. In 2021, the current Prime Minister of Israel is Benjamin Netanyahu.
  9. In 2021, the current Chief Justice of Israel is Esther Hayut.
  10. Israel became a member of the United Nations on 11 May 1949. It is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations.
  11. Israel is spread over the area of 20,770–22,072 km2.
  12. Israel’s current estimated population as of 2021 is 9,347,980.
  13. The Israeli new shekel is the currency of Israel. It is also recognized as the Israeli shekel.
  14. The Israeli new shekel is also used as a legal tender in the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
  15. The official international currency code of the Israeli new shekel is ILS. It’s set by the International Organization for Standardization under ISO 4217.
  16. The new shekel is divided into 100 agorot.
  17. The new shekel has been in use since 1 January 1986.
  18. The new shekel replaced the hyperinflated old shekel at a ratio of 1000:1.
  19. The currency sign for the new shekel is ₪. It is a combination of the first Hebrew letters of the words shekel (ש) and ẖadash (ח) (new).
  20. Bank of Israel is the central bank of Israel. Official website of Bank of Israel –
  21. Israel’s time zone is UTC+2 (IST).
  22. Israel’s recognized date-time format is dd-mm-yyyy.
  23. Israel has right-side driving.
  24. Israel’s calling code is +972.
  25. Israel’s internet ccTLD (country code top-level domain) is .il.
  26. Israel’s ccTLD .il is administered by the Israel Internet Association and managed by NIC – ISRAEL, which hosts the DNS root server and manages the Israeli Internet Exchange, which supports IPv4 and IPv6.
  27. Israel has evidence of the earliest migration of hominids out of Africa.
  28. Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories is internationally considered to be the world’s longest military occupation in modern times.
  29. In its Basic Laws, Israel defines itself as a Jewish and democratic state and the nation-state of the Jewish people.
  30. It is a liberal democracy with a parliamentary system, proportional representation, and universal suffrage.
  31. With a population of around 9 million as of 2019, Israel is a developed country. A developed country, country is a sovereign state that has a high quality of life, developed economy, and advanced technological infrastructure relative to other less industrialized nations.
  32. The criteria for evaluating the degree of economic development are gross domestic product (GDP), gross national product (GNP), the per capita income, level of industrialization, amount of widespread infrastructure, and general standard of living.
  33. Israel’s the world’s 31st-largest economy by nominal GDP.
  34. Israel’s the highest standard of living in the Middle East.

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