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Welcome to Israel, a land of plenty in the desert.


Get to know Israel! Get the facts about its land, products, and people.


Official name: State of Israel


Size: 8,019  square miles (20,770 square kilometers); slightly larger than New Jersey


Population: 7,821,850 as of July 2014


Capital: Jerusalem; although Israel proclaimed its capital in 1950, the United States and other countries embassies in Tel Aviv


Official Languages: Hebrew and Arabic


Literacy: 97.1%


Currency: New Israeli shekel


Climate: Temperate; hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas


Agriculture Products: citrus, vegetables, cotton, beef, poultry, dairy, cut diamonds, machinery and equipment


Industries: high-technology products such as aviation and medical electronics, wood and paper products, food, beverages, tobacco, cement, construction, metals, chemical products, plastics, diamond cutting, textiles, footwear 

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