Israel


Currency

The official currency of Israel is shekel (code: ILS).

Capital

Jerusalem

Location

Israel is located in Middle East.


Israel Location

Population

Estimated population (2015): 8,462,000

Estimated population (2000): 6,369,300

Estimated population (1950): 1,370,100

Flag


Israel Flag

Economy

Israel has a technologically advanced market economy. The major industrial sectors in Israel are high-technology products, metal products, electronic and biomedical equipment, agricultural products, processed foods, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and transport equipment. Also the Israeli diamond industry is one of the main centers for diamond cutting and polishing.
Israel is poor in natural resources, and depends on imports of petroleum, raw materials, wheat, uncut diamonds and production inputs.


The most popular places in Israel among international travellers

Jerusalem

Jerusalem
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv
The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea