Israel

Capital: 
Jerusalem
Location: 
Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon
Country Code: 
IL
Commodity
Area: 
Approx. 22,000 sq km
Coastline: 
Approx. 300 km
Climate: 
temperate;hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas
Land Resources (terrain): 
Negev desert in the south;low coastal plain;central mountains;Jordan Rift Valley
Natural Resource: 
timber
Natural Resource: 
potash
Natural Resource: 
copper ore
Natural Resource: 
natural gas
Natural Resource: 
phosphate rock
Natural Resource: 
magnesium bromide
Natural Resource: 
clays
Natural Resource: 
sand
Total Renewable Water Resources: 
Approx. 1.7 cu km
Natural Hazards: 
sandstorms
Natural Hazards: 
droughts
Natural Hazards: 
earthquakes
Environmental Issues: 
limited arable land
Environmental Issues: 
natural fresh water resources pose serious constraints
Environmental Issues: 
desertification
Environmental Issues: 
air pollution
Environmental Issues: 
groundwater pollution
Environmental Issues: 
chemical fertilizers
Environmental Issues: 
pesticides
Electricity (Production): 
Approx. 50 Billion kWh
Electricity (Consumption): 
approx. 46 Billion kWh
Electricity (Exports): 
Approx. 2 Billion kWh
Electricity (Imports): 
0 kWh
Oil (Production): 
Approx. 5,000 bbl/day
Oil (Consumption): 
Approx. 235,000 bbl/day
Oil (Exports): 
Approx. 70,000 bbl/day
Oil (Imports): 
Approx. 319,000 bbl/day
Natural Gas (Production): 
Approx. 1.2 Billion cu m
Natural Gas (Consumption): 
Approx. 1.2 Billion cu m
Custom & Culture
Population: 
Approx. 7 Million
Nationality: 
Israeli
Ethnic Groups: 
Jewish
Ethnic Groups: 
European/American
Ethnic Groups: 
African
Ethnic Groups: 
Asian
Ethnic Groups: 
Non-Jewish
Unofficial Language: 
Hebrew
Unofficial Language: 
Arabic
Unofficial Language: 
English
Type Of Government: 
parliamentary democracy
Knowledge
Literacy: 
Approx. 97% Age 15+ Can Read and Write
Agricultural Products: 
citrus
Agricultural Products: 
vegetables
Agricultural Products: 
cotton
Agricultural Products: 
beef
Agricultural Products: 
poultry
Agricultural Products: 
dairy products
Industrial Products: 
high-technology projects
Industrial Products: 
wood and paper products
Industrial Products: 
potash
Industrial Products: 
phosphates
Industrial Products: 
food
Industrial Products: 
beverages
Industrial Products: 
tobacco
Industrial Products: 
caustic soda
Industrial Products: 
cement
Industrial Products: 
construction
Industrial Products: 
metals products
Industrial Products: 
chemical products
Industrial Products: 
plastics
Industrial Products: 
diamond cutting
Industrial Products: 
textiles
Industrial Products: 
footwear
Money
National Budget (Revenue): 
Approx. $54 Billion
National Budget (Expenditures): 
Approx. $64 Billion
National Debt: 
Approx. $85 Billion
Stock of Money: 
Approx. $172 Billion
GDP: 
Approx. $205 Billion
Inflation Rate: 
Approx. 3%
Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate: 
Approx. 6%
Export Value: 
Approx. $44 Billion
Export Product: 
machinery
Export Product: 
equipment
Export Product: 
software
Export Product: 
cut diamonds
Export Product: 
agricultural products
Export Product: 
chemicals
Export Product: 
textiles
Export Product: 
apparel
Export Partner: 
United States
Export Partner: 
Belgium
Export Partner: 
Hong Kong
Import Value: 
Approx. $74 Billion
Import Product: 
raw materials
Import Product: 
military equipment
Import Product: 
investment goods
Import Product: 
rough diamonds
Import Product: 
fuels
Import Product: 
grain
Import Product: 
consumer goods
Import Partner: 
United States
Import Partner: 
Belgium
Import Partner: 
China
Import Partner: 
Switzerland
Import Partner: 
Germany
Technology
Communication: 
Telephone
Communication: 
Radio
Communication: 
Television
Communication: 
Internet .il
Airports: 
47
Railways: 
Approx. 950 km
Roadways: 
Approx. 18,000 km
Ports: 
Ashdod, Elat (Eilat), Hadera, Haifa
Pipelines: 
gas: Approx. 200 km
Pipelines: 
oil: Approx. 450 km
Pipelines: 
refined products: Approx. 300 km
Well-being
Infant Mortality: 
Approx. 4 Deaths Per 1000 Births
Life Expectancy: 
Approx 81 Years
Size Of Labor Pool: 
approx. 3 Million
Occupation: 
agriculture: 2%
Occupation: 
industry: 16%
Occupation: 
services: 82%
Unemployment: 
Approx. 8 %
Population Below Poverty Line: 
Approx. 24%