Israel

The State of Israel is a small yet diverse country. The modern State of Israel was established in 1948 as a homeland for the Jewish people, but the region contains thousands of years of history for many peoples and religions in addition to the Jews.

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The or Negeb is a desert and semidesert region of southern Israel. Photo: Tamuz, CC0.

is the second largest city in Israel, and the largest metropolitan area. Photo: Yaniv Ben-Arie, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Israel's Coastal Plain is the coastal plain along Israel's Mediterranean Sea coast, extending 187 kilometres north to south.

is a city in northern Israel. It is the largest Arab city in Israel proper, having a population of 60,000, a harmonious mix of Muslims and Christians. Photo: Tiamat, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The is a region within the of Israel.

The , often referred to simply as "Mount Carmel", is a compact region of hills in Israel extending westwards from the Central Hill country to the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Chadner, Public domain.

The is a mountainous region in central Israel which includes the . Photo: Zoharby, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is the most northern coastal region of Israel. Photo: David Shankbone, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Sea of Galilee, also called Lake Tiberias, Kinneret or Kinnereth, is a freshwater lake in Israel. Photo: Beivushtang, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a range of low hills between the Coastal Plains and the mountains in central Israel. Photo: Dekel E, CC BY 2.5.

The is a geographical-political term in use since the end of the Second Temple period. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The , also known as the Valley of Megiddo, is a large fertile plain and inland valley in the of Israel. Photo: Israel photo gallery, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is Israel's primary airport. Photo: Mattes, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Israel

Latitude of center
31.672° or 31° 40' 19.2" north
Longitude of center
34.827° or 34° 49' 37.2" east
Population
7,840,000
Elevation
168 metres (551 feet)
Capital
Jerusalem
Area
20,770 km² (8019 miles²)
Currency
Shekel (ILS)
Phone code
972
Internet domain
.il
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424297647
Geo­Names ID
294640
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Israyel
  • Achinese: Israel
  • Achinese: Israèl
  • Adyghe: Исраил
  • Afar: İzrail
  • Afrikaans: Israel
  • Akan: Israel
  • Albanian: Izrael
  • Albanian: Izraeli
  • Amharic: እስራኤል
  • Arabic: Israel
  • Arabic: إسرائيل
  • Arabic: اسرائيل
  • Arabic: الدولة العبرية
  • Arabic: دولة إسرائيل
  • Aragonese: Israel
  • Armenian: Իզրաել
  • Armenian: Իսրայել
  • Armenian: Իսրայէլ
  • Arpitan: Israyèl
  • Arpitan: Israèl
  • Assamese: ইজৰাইল
  • Asturian: Israel
  • Avaric: Гlизраил
  • Avaric: Исраил
  • Awadhi: इजरायल
  • Aymara: Israel
  • Aymara: Israyil
  • Azerbaijani: İsrail
  • Azerbaijani: İzrail
  • Bambara: Isirayeli
  • Bambara: Israil
  • Bashkir: Израиль
  • Bashkir: Израиль дәүләте
  • Basque: Israel
  • Bavarian: Israel
  • Belarusian: Ізраіль
  • Belarusian: Дзяржава Ізраіль
  • Bengali: ইসরায়েল
  • Bengali: ইস্রায়েল
  • Bhojpuri: इजराइल
  • Bishnupriya: ইসরাইল
  • Bosnian: Izrael
  • Brahui: Isráíl
  • Breton: Israel
  • Bulgarian: Израел
  • Burmese: အစ္စရေး
  • Burmese: အစ္စရေးနိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Estat d'Israel
  • Catalan: Israel
  • Catalan: l'Estat d'Israel
  • Cebuano: Israel
  • Central Bikol: Israel
  • Central Kurdish: ئیسرائیل
  • Chamorro: Israel
  • Chavacano: Israel
  • Chechen: Израиль
  • Chechen: Исраил
  • Cherokee: ᎢᏏᎵᏱ
  • Chinese: Yǐsèliè
  • Chinese: Í-sek-lia̍t
  • Chinese: 以色列
  • Church Slavic: Їздраил҄ь
  • Church Slavic: Їꙁдраил҄ь
  • Chuvash: Израиль
  • Cornish: Ysrael
  • Corsican: Israele
  • Crimean Tatar: İsrail
  • Croatian: Izrael
  • Czech: Israel
  • Czech: Izrael
  • Czech: Jisra'el
  • Czech: Stát Izrael
  • Czech: stát Izrael
  • Danish: Israel
  • Dhivehi: އިސްރާއީލު
  • Dimli (individual language): İsrail
  • Dotyali: इजरायल
  • Dutch: IL
  • Dutch: ISR
  • Dutch: Israel
  • Dutch: Israël
  • Dzongkha: ཨིཛ་རཱེལ
  • Dzongkha: ཨིཛ་རཱེལ་
  • Eastern Mari: Израиль
  • Egyptian Arabic: اسرائيل
  • English: Holy Land
  • English: ISR
  • English: State of Israel
  • English: il
  • English: the Jewish state
  • English: 🇮🇱
  • Erzya: Израиль
  • Erzya: Израиль Мастор
  • Esperanto: IL
  • Esperanto: Israelo
  • Esperanto: Ŝtato Israelo
  • Estonian: Iisrael
  • Estonian: Iisraeli Riik
  • Ewe: Israel nutome
  • Extremaduran: Israel
  • Faroese: Ísrael
  • Fiji Hindi: Israel
  • Fijian: Isireli
  • Finnish: Israel
  • Finnish: Israelin valtio
  • French: IL
  • French: Isr.
  • French: Israel
  • French: Israël
  • French: l’État d’Israël
  • French: État d'Israël
  • Fulah: Israa'iila
  • Fulah: Israa’iila
  • Gagauz: İsrail
  • Galician: Israel - ישראל
  • Galician: Israel
  • Gan Chinese: 以色列
  • Ganda: Yisirayeri
  • Georgian: ისრაელი
  • German: Israel
  • German: Staat Israel
  • Goan Konkani: Israel
  • Goan Konkani: इस्राएल
  • Gorontalo: Isra'el
  • Gothic: 𐌹𐍃𐍂𐌰𐌴𐌻
  • Greek: Ισραήλ
  • Guarani: Israel
  • Guianese Creole French: Israyèl
  • Gujarati: ઇઝરાઇલ
  • Gujarati: ઈઝરાયલ
  • Haitian: Izrayèl
  • Hakka Chinese: Yî-set-lie̍t
  • Hausa: Isra'ila
  • Hausa: Izira'ila
  • Hausa: Yî-set-lie̍t
  • Hausa: ʻIseraʻela
  • Hawaiian: ʻIseraʻela
  • Hebrew: Ereẕ Yisra’el
  • Hebrew: Medinat Yisra’el
  • Hebrew: ישראל
  • Hebrew: מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל
  • Hebrew: מדינת ישראל
  • Hindi: इजराइल
  • Hindi: इज़राइल
  • Hindi: इसराइल
  • Hungarian: Izrael
  • Hungarian: Izrael Állam
  • Icelandic: Ísrael
  • Ido: Israel
  • Igbo: Israel
  • Iloko: Israel
  • Inari Sami: Israel
  • Inari Sami: Israel staatâ
  • Indonesian: Israel
  • Indonesian: Negara Israel
  • Ingush: Жугтече
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Israel
  • Interlingue: Israel
  • Irish: Iosrael
  • Italian: Israele
  • Jamaican Creole English: Izrel
  • Jamaican Creole English: Izriel
  • Japanese: イスラエル
  • Japanese: イスラエル国
  • Javanese: Israèl
  • Kabardian: Исраэл
  • Kabiyè: Izrɛɛlɩ
  • Kabuverdianu: Israel
  • Kabyle: Israyel
  • Kalaallisut: Israel
  • Kalmyk: Изралмудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಇಸ್ರೇಲ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: İzrail
  • Kashubian: Izrael
  • Kazakh: Израиль
  • Khmer: អ៊ីស្រាអែល
  • Kikuyu: Israel
  • Kikuyu: Israeli
  • Kinyarwanda: Isirayeli
  • Kirghiz: Израиль
  • Komi-Permyak: Исраэль
  • Komi: Израиль
  • Kongo: Israel
  • Korean: 이스라엘
  • Kurdish: Îsrael
  • Kurdish: Îsraêl
  • Kurdish: Îsraîl
  • Kurdish: ئیسرائیل
  • Kölsch: Israel
  • Ladin: Israel
  • Ladino: Israel
  • Ladino: Medinat Yisrael
  • Ladino: Yisrael
  • Ladino: ישראל
  • Ladino: מדינת ישראל
  • Lao: Israel
  • Lao: ອິສລະເອວ
  • Latin: Israel
  • Latin: Israël
  • Latvian: Izraēla
  • Lezghian: Израиль
  • Ligurian: Isræ
  • Limburgan: Israël
  • Lingala: Isirayelɛ
  • Lingala: Israel
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Israel
  • Literary Chinese: 以色列
  • Lithuanian: Izraelis
  • Liv: Izrael
  • Livvi: Izrail
  • Lojban: brogu'e
  • Lombard: Israel
  • Low German: Israel
  • Low German: Israël
  • Low German: Izrel
  • Lower Sorbian: Israel
  • Luba-Katanga: Isirayele
  • Luxembourgish: Israel
  • Macedo-Romanian: Israel
  • Macedonian: Израел
  • Madurese: Israel
  • Maithili: इजरायल
  • Malagasy: Israely
  • Malay: Israel
  • Malay: إسرائيل
  • Malayalam: ഇസ്രയേൽ
  • Malayalam: ഇസ്രായേല്‍
  • Maltese: Iżrael
  • Maltese: Stat ta’ Iżrael
  • Manx: Israel
  • Maori: Iharaira
  • Marathi: इस्त्राइल
  • Marathi: इस्रायल
  • Mazanderani: اسرائیل
  • Min Dong Chinese: Ī-sáik-liĕk
  • Min Nan Chinese: Israel
  • Min Nan Chinese: Í-sek-lia̍t-kok
  • Min Nan Chinese: Í-sek-lia̍t
  • Minangkabau: Israel
  • Mingrelian: ისრაელი
  • Mirandese: Eisrael
  • Moksha: Израиль
  • Moksha: Израиль масторсь
  • Mongolian: Израил
  • Mongolian: Израйль
  • Moroccan Arabic: إسرائيل
  • N'Ko: ߌߛߑߙߊߌߟ
  • Nauru: Israel
  • Nauru: Iteraer
  • Navajo: Ízrel Bikéyah
  • Neapolitan: Israele
  • Nepali: इजरायल
  • Nepali: इज्रायल
  • Newari: इजराइल
  • Newari: इजरायल
  • Newari: ईजराईल
  • Nias: Izara'eli
  • North Ndebele: Isuraeli
  • Northern Frisian: Israel
  • Northern Luri: اسرائیل
  • Northern Sami: Israel
  • Northern Sami: Israela stáhta
  • Northern Sami: Israel stáhta
  • Norwegian: Israel
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Israel
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Staten Israel
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Israel
  • Novial: Israel
  • Occitan (post 1500): Israèl
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܐܝܣܪܐܝܠ
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Israhēl
  • Oriya: ଇସ୍ରାଏଲ
  • Oriya: ଇସ୍ରାଏଲ୍
  • Oromo: Isiraa'el
  • Ossetian: Израиль
  • Pali: इस्रैल
  • Pampanga: Israel
  • Panjabi: ਇਜ਼ਰਾਇਲ
  • Panjabi: ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ
  • Papiamento: Israel
  • Pedi: Israel
  • Persian: اسرائیل
  • Persian: اسراییل
  • Pfaelzisch: Israel
  • Picard: Israël
  • Piemontese: Israel
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Esrail
  • Polish: Izrael
  • Pontic: Ισραήλ
  • Portuguese: Estado de Israel
  • Portuguese: Israel
  • Portuguese: Terra Sagrada
  • Portuguese: il
  • Portuguese: 🇮🇱
  • Pushto: اسرائيل
  • Pushto: اسرائیل
  • Pushto: اسرايل
  • Quechua: Israel
  • Quechua: Israyil
  • Romanian: Israel
  • Romanian: Statul Israel
  • Romanian: Țara Sfântă
  • Romansh: Israel
  • Rundi: Isiraheli
  • Russia Buriat: Израиль
  • Russian: Государство Израиль
  • Russian: Израиль
  • Rusyn: Ізраіль
  • Sakizaya: Israel
  • Samoan: Isalaeru
  • Samoan: Isaraelu
  • Samoan: Israel
  • Samogitian: Izraelis
  • Samogitian: Izraelės
  • Samogitian: Ėzraelis
  • Sango: Israëli
  • Sanskrit: इजराइल
  • Sanskrit: इस्रेल
  • Santali: ᱤᱡᱽᱨᱟᱭᱮᱞ
  • Saraiki: اسرائیل
  • Sardinian: Israele
  • Saterfriesisch: Israel
  • Scots: Israel
  • Scottish Gaelic: Iosrael
  • Scottish Gaelic: Israel
  • Serbian: Izrael
  • Serbian: Израел
  • Serbo-Croatian: Israel
  • Serbo-Croatian: Izrael
  • Shan: မိူင်းဢိတ်ႇသရေး
  • Shona: Israel
  • Shona: Izuraeri
  • Sicilian: Israeli
  • Silesian: Izrael
  • Sindhi: اسرائيل
  • Sindhi: اسرائيل جي رياست
  • Sinhala: ඊශ්‍රායලය
  • Skolt Sami: Israeeʹl riikk
  • Skolt Sami: Israeeʹl valdia
  • Skolt Sami: Israel
  • Slovak: Izrael
  • Slovenian: Izrael
  • Somali: Israaiil
  • Somali: Israaʼiil
  • South Azerbaijani: ايسرائيل
  • South Azerbaijani: ايسراییل
  • Spanish: Estado Judío
  • Spanish: Estado de Israel
  • Spanish: Israel
  • Spanish: Tierra Santa
  • Sranan Tongo: Israel
  • Sundanese: Israél
  • Swahili: Israel
  • Swahili: Israeli
  • Swati: Ka-Israyeli
  • Swedish: Israel
  • Swedish: Staten Israel
  • Swiss German: Israel
  • Tagalog: Israel
  • Tajik: Исроил
  • Tamil: இசுரேல்
  • Tamil: இஸ்ரேல்
  • Taroko: Israel
  • Tatar: Израил
  • Tatar: Исраил
  • Telugu: ఇజ్రాయిల్
  • Telugu: ఇస్రాయేల్
  • Tetum: Izraél
  • Thai: ประเทศอิสราเอล
  • Thai: อิสราเอล
  • Tibetan: ཨི་ཛ྄་རེལ།
  • Tibetan: ཨི་སི་ར་ཨེལ།
  • Tigrinya: እስራኤል
  • Tok Pisin: Israel
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): ʻIsileli
  • Tosk Albanian: Israel
  • Tulu: ಇಸ್ರೇಲ್
  • Tumbuka: Israel
  • Tunisian Arabic: إسرائيل
  • Turkish: İsrail
  • Turkish: İsrail Devleti
  • Turkmen: Ysraýyl
  • Udmurt: Израиль
  • Uighur: ئىسرائىلىيە
  • Ukrainian: Ізраїль
  • Upper Sorbian: Israel
  • Urdu: اسرائیل
  • Uzbek: Isroil
  • Venetian: Israel
  • Venetian: Israełe
  • Veps: Evrejanma
  • Veps: Izrail'
  • Veps: Izrailin Valdkund
  • Veps: Medinat Israel'
  • Veps: Pühä Ma
  • Vietnamese: I-xra-en
  • Vietnamese: Israel (Do Thái)
  • Vietnamese: Israel
  • Vlaams: Israël
  • Vlax Romani: Israel
  • Volapük: Yisraelän
  • Võro: Iisrael
  • Walloon: Israyel
  • Waray (Philippines): Israel
  • Welsh: Gwladwriaeth Israel
  • Welsh: Israel
  • Western Armenian: Իսրայէլ
  • Western Balochi: اسرائیل
  • Western Frisian: Israel
  • Western Panjabi: اسرائیل
  • Wolof: Israayil
  • Wu Chinese: 以色列
  • Yakut: Исраил
  • Yiddish: ישראל
  • Yiddish: מדינת ישראל
  • Yoruba: Israel
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Iserẹli
  • Yoruba: Ísráẹ́lì
  • Yue Chinese: Israel
  • Yue Chinese: State of Israel
  • Yue Chinese: ישראל
  • Yue Chinese: מדינת ישראל
  • Yue Chinese: إسرائيل
  • Yue Chinese: دَوْلَةْ إِسْرَائِيل
  • Yue Chinese: 以色列
  • Yue Chinese: 以色列國
  • Zeeuws: Israël
  • Zhuang: Israel
  • Zulu: Isreyili
  • Zulu: i-Israel
  • Dawlat Isrā’īl
  • Eretz Yisrael
  • Isdraele
  • Isrā’īl
  • Yisra’el
  • Исраел

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