Population of Israel
8,000 sq miles
Note: Israel could fit into Florida 8 times
263 miles long – North to South
Width: between 9 and 71 miles wide (East to West)
Available land useful for farming 15.45%
Rest is metropolitan areas, mountains and desert.
Jews: 5,393,600 – 76%
Arab (Muslim, Druze): 1,413,500 – 20%
Others: 309,100 4%
Declaration of Independence: 14 May 1948
Official Languages: Hebrew and Arabic
Rivers: One – the Jordan River
6.7 billion people
12.9 million Jews (0.2% of the world population)
1.48 billion Muslims (25% of the world population)
Israeli workforce holding university degrees: 24%
- ranking Israel third in the industrialized world after the US and Netherlands.
Israeli workforce holding advanced degrees: 12%
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