The official currency of Israel is shekel (code: ILS).
Israel is located in Middle East.
Estimated population (2015): 8,462,000
Estimated population (2000): 6,369,300
Estimated population (1950): 1,370,100
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
The Dead Sea