Jerusalem

Jerusalem is the capital and largest city of Israel, though most other countries and the United Nations do not recognize it as Israel's capital. The ancient city in the Judean Hills has a fascinating history spanning thousands of years.
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The of Jerusalem is that part of Jerusalem surrounded by the impressive 16th-century Ottoman city walls and representing the heart of the city both historically and spiritually. Photo: Danapit, Public domain.

represents the eastern half of the once-divided city of Jerusalem. Photo: Papierdrache, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Museum
The was established in 1965 as 's foremost cultural institution and one of the world’s leading encyclopedic museums. Photo: אסף.צ, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Summit
The Old City of Jerusalem is that part of Jerusalem surrounded by the impressive 16th-century Ottoman city walls and representing the heart of the city both historically and spiritually. Photo: Godot13, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Mosque
, located in the of Jerusalem, is the third holiest site in Islam. Photo: عماد الدين المقدسي, CC BY-SA 4.0.

University
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a public research university based in Jerusalem, . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

represents the modern commercial heart of the city, which was the focus for development in the capital from the time of Israeli independence in 1948 to the reunification of the city with the Six Day War in 1967. Photo: Ting Chen, CC BY-SA 2.0.

or Chareidi Jerusalem refers to the parts of Jerusalem which are overwhelmingly populated by Jews. Photo: Yoninah, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a secluded village suburb on the outskirts of West Jerusalem. Photo: Ori229, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Jerusalem

Latitude
31.7788° or 31° 46' 43.8" north
Longitude
35.2258° or 35° 13' 32.7" east
Open Location Code
8G3QQ6HG+G8
Population
780,000
IATA airport code
JRS
Elevation
786 metres (2579 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 29090735
Geo­Names ID
281184
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Uṛacalim
  • Achinese: Al-Quds
  • Achinese: Yerusalem
  • Afar: Al-Qudıs
  • Afrikaans: Jerusalem
  • Akkadian: Urušalim
  • Albanian: Jerusalemi
  • Albanian: Jeruzalemi
  • Amharic: እየሩሳሌም
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453): Hierosolyma
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453): Hierousalēm
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453): Αριηλ
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453): Ιεβους
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453): Ιεροσολυμα
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453): Ιεροσόλυμα
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453): Ιερουσαλημ
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453): Μωριας
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453): Σαλημ
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453): Σιων
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453): Σολυμα
  • Arabic: Jerusalem
  • Arabic: أورسالم
  • Arabic: أورشليم
  • Arabic: أورشليم القدس
  • Arabic: أولى القبلتين
  • Arabic: أُورشَليم
  • Arabic: إيلياء
  • Arabic: اريئيل
  • Arabic: البلا
  • Arabic: القدس
  • Arabic: القدس الشريف
  • Arabic: القُدس
  • Arabic: القُدْس
  • Arabic: بيت المقدس
  • Arabic: ساليم
  • Arabic: صهيون
  • Arabic: لقدس
  • Arabic: مدينة القدس
  • Arabic: مريّا
  • Arabic: ورشليم
  • Arabic: يبوس
  • Aragonese: Cherusalem
  • Armenian: Երուսաղեմ
  • Armenian: Երուսաղէմ
  • Assamese: জেৰুজালেম
  • Asturian: Xerusalén
  • Avaric: Байтул Макъдис
  • Azerbaijani: Qüds
  • Bambara: Jerusalem
  • Banjar: Baitul Maqdis
  • Bashkir: Иерусалим
  • Bashkir: Ҡотдос
  • Basque: Jerusalem
  • Bavarian: Jerusalem
  • Belarusian: Іерусалім
  • Belarusian: Еерусалім
  • Belarusian: Ерузалем
  • Belarusian: Ерусалім
  • Bengali: আল-কুদস
  • Bengali: আল কুদস
  • Bengali: জেরুসালেম
  • Bengali: যিরূশালেম
  • Bhojpuri: जेरूसलम
  • Bosnian: Jerusalem
  • Breton: Jeruzalem
  • Bulgarian: Йерусалим
  • Burmese: ဂျေရုဆလင်မြို့
  • Catalan: Jerusalem
  • Cebuano: Jerusalen
  • Central Bikol: Herusalem
  • Central Kurdish: ئورشەلیم
  • Central Kurdish: ئۆرشەلیم
  • Chamorro: Jerusalem
  • Chavacano: Jerusalem
  • Chechen: Къудс-ГӀала
  • Chinese: Iâ-lō͘-sat-léng
  • Chinese: 以色列的首都
  • Chinese: 耶路撒冷
  • Church Slavic: Їєроусалимъ
  • Chuvash: Иерусалим
  • Chuvash: Мĕрселин
  • Cornish: Jerusalem
  • Corsican: Gerusalemme
  • Corsican: Ghjerusalemme
  • Crimean Tatar: Qudus
  • Croatian: Jeruzalem
  • Czech: Jerusalem
  • Czech: Jerusalém
  • Czech: Jeruzalem
  • Czech: Jeruzalém
  • Danish: Davids By
  • Danish: Den Gyldne Stad
  • Danish: Fredens By
  • Danish: Jerusalem
  • Danish: Zions Stad
  • Dhivehi: ޤުދުސް
  • Dimli (individual language): Urşelim
  • Dotyali: जेरुशलम
  • Dutch: Jeruzalem
  • Eastern Mari: Иерусалим
  • Egyptian Arabic: القدس
  • English: Aelia Capitolina
  • English: Al-Quds
  • English: Al Quds
  • English: Ariel
  • English: J'lem
  • English: Jerusalem, Israel
  • English: Yerushalayim
  • English: Zion
  • Erzya: Иерусалим
  • Esperanto: Jerusalem
  • Esperanto: Jerusalemo
  • Esperanto: Jeruŝalajim
  • Esperanto: Urŝalim al-Quds
  • Estonian: Jeruusalemm
  • Extremaduran: Jerusalén
  • Faroese: Jerúsalem
  • Fiji Hindi: Jerusalem
  • Fijian: Jerusalemi
  • Finnish: Jerusalem
  • French: Al Quds
  • French: Hiérosolyme
  • French: Jerusalem
  • French: Jérusalem
  • French: Salem
  • French: Solyme
  • French: Yerushaláyim
  • Friulian: Jerusalem
  • Galician: Xerusalén
  • Gan Chinese: 耶路撒冷
  • Georgian: იერუსალიმი
  • German: Al-Quds
  • German: Jerusalem
  • German: al-Quds
  • Gothic: Iairusalem
  • Gothic: Iairusaulwma
  • Gothic: 𐌹𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌿𐍃𐌰𐌻𐌴𐌼
  • Gothic: 𐌹𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌿𐍃𐌰𐌿𐌻𐍅𐌼𐌰/Iairusaulwma
  • Gothic: 𐌹𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌿𐍃𐌰𐌿𐌻𐍅𐌼𐌰
  • Greek: Ιεροσόλυμα
  • Greek: Ιερουσαλήμ
  • Guarani: Herusalẽ
  • Guianese Creole French: Jérusalem
  • Gujarati: જેરુસલેમ
  • Hakka Chinese: Yâ-lu-sat-lâng
  • Hausa: Ielukalema
  • Hausa: Yâ-lu-sat-lâng
  • Hawaiian: Ielukalema
  • Hebrew: אֵילִיָּה קַפִּיטוֹלִינָה
  • Hebrew: אריאל
  • Hebrew: הַקֹּדֶשׁ
  • Hebrew: הר המוריה
  • Hebrew: י-ם
  • Hebrew: יְבוּס
  • Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם
  • Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַםִ
  • Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלָםִ
  • Hebrew: יבוס
  • Hebrew: ירושלים
  • Hebrew: ירושלם
  • Hebrew: מוֹרִיָּה
  • Hebrew: מוריה
  • Hebrew: עיר הקודש
  • Hebrew: צִיּוֹן
  • Hebrew: ציון
  • Hebrew: שָׁלֵם
  • Hebrew: שלם
  • Hiligaynon: Herusalem
  • Hiligaynon: Jerusalem
  • Hindi: जेरूसैलम
  • Hindi: यरुशलम
  • Hungarian: Jeruzsálem
  • Icelandic: Jerúsalem
  • Ido: Ierusalem
  • Igbo: Jerusalem
  • Iloko: Herusalem
  • Inari Sami: Jerusalem
  • Indonesian: Yerusalem
  • Ingush: Байтулмакъдис
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Jerusalem
  • Interlingue: Jerusalem
  • Irish: Iarúsailéim
  • Italian: Gerusalemme
  • Jamaican Creole English: Jiruusalem
  • Japanese: エルサレム
  • Javanese: Yérusalem
  • Kabiyè: Jeruzalɛm
  • Kabyle: Orcalim
  • Kabyle: Urcalim
  • Kabyle: Uṛacalim
  • Kalaallisut: Jerusalem
  • Kannada: ಜೆರುಸಲೆಂ
  • Kannada: ಜೆರುಸಲೇಮ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: Al-Qudıs
  • Kashubian: Jerozolëma
  • Kazakh: Иерусалим
  • Kazakh: Әл-Құдыс
  • Khmer: ເຢ​ຣູ​ຊາ​ເລັມ
  • Kikuyu: Jerusalem
  • Kinyarwanda: Yerusalemu
  • Kirghiz: Кудус
  • Komi: Иерусалим
  • Korean: 예루살렘
  • Kurdish: Orşelîm
  • Ladin: Ierusalem
  • Ladino: Yerushalayim
  • Lao: Herusalem
  • Lao: ເຢ​ຣູ​ຊາ​ເລັມ
  • Latin: Aelia Capitolina
  • Latin: Colonia Aelia Capitolina
  • Latin: Hierosolyma
  • Latin: Hierusalem
  • Latin: Iebus
  • Latin: Moria
  • Latin: Salem
  • Latin: Sion
  • Latvian: Jeruzaleme
  • Lezghian: Иерусалим
  • Lezghian: Ярусалим
  • Ligurian: Gerusalemme
  • Limburgan: Jeruzalem
  • Lingala: Yerusalémi
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Ieruxalim
  • Literary Chinese: 耶路撒冷
  • Lithuanian: Jeruzalė
  • Livvi: Jerusalimu
  • Lombard: Gerüsalem
  • Low German: Jerusalem
  • Lower Sorbian: Jeruzalem
  • Luxembourgish: Jerusalem
  • Macedonian: Ерусалим
  • Maithili: जेरुसेलम
  • Malagasy: Jerosalema
  • Malagasy: Jerusalem
  • Malay: Baitulmuqaddis
  • Malayalam: ജെറുസലേം
  • Maltese: Ġerusalemm
  • Manx: Jerusalem
  • Maori: Hiruharama
  • Maori: Hiruhārama
  • Marathi: जेरुसलेम
  • Mazanderani: اورشلیم
  • Mazanderani: قدس
  • Min Dong Chinese: Ià-lô-sák-lēng
  • Min Nan Chinese: Ia-lo͘-sat-leng
  • Min Nan Chinese: Ia-lō·-sat-léng
  • Min Nan Chinese: Ia-lō͘-sat-léng
  • Min Nan Chinese: Iâ-lō·-sat-léng
  • Min Nan Chinese: Iâ-lō͘-sat-léng
  • Min Nan Chinese: Jerusalem
  • Min Nan Chinese: Yerushalayim
  • Min Nan Chinese: Yerushaláyim
  • Mingrelian: იერუსალიმი
  • Mirandese: Jarusalen
  • Moksha: Ерусалим
  • Mongolian: Иерусалим
  • Moroccan Arabic: لقدس
  • Narom: Jérusalem
  • Neapolitan: Gierusalemme
  • Nepali: जेरुसेलम
  • Northern Frisian: Jerusalem
  • Northern Luri: ئوٙرشألیم
  • Norwegian: Jerusalem
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Jerusalem
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Jorsal
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Jerusalem
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Jorsal
  • Novial: Jerusalem
  • Nyanja: Jerusalem
  • Occitan (post 1500): Jerusalèm
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): יְרוּשְׁלֶם
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܐܘܪܫܠܡ
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Ierusalem
  • Old Norse: Jorsala
  • Old Norse: Jórsalaborg
  • Old Norse: Jórsalir
  • Oriya: ଜେରୁଜେଲମ
  • Oriya: ଜେରୁସାଲେମ
  • Ossetian: Иерусалим
  • Panjabi: ਜੇਰੂਸਲਮ
  • Papiamento: Herusalem
  • Persian: اورسلیمان
  • Persian: اورشلیم
  • Persian: بَیْت‌المُقدَّس
  • Persian: قُدس
  • Piemontese: Gerusalem
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Jerusalem
  • Polish: Jerozolima
  • Pontic: Ιερουσαλήμ
  • Portuguese: Categoria:Jerusalém
  • Portuguese: Jerusalém
  • Portuguese: Yerushalayim
  • Pushto: بيت المقدس
  • Quechua: Yerusalem
  • Quechua: Yerushalayim
  • Romanian: Ierusalim
  • Romansh: Jerusalem
  • Rundi: Jerusalem
  • Russia Buriat: Иерусалим
  • Russian: Иерусалим
  • Russian: Йерушала
  • Russian: Уршалим-аль-К̣удс
  • Russian: Уршалим
  • Russian: аль-К̣удс
  • Rusyn: Єрусалим
  • Samoan: Ierusalema
  • Samogitian: Jerozalė
  • Santali: ᱡᱮᱨᱩᱥᱟᱞᱤᱢ
  • Sardinian: Gerusalemme
  • Saterfriesisch: Jerusalem
  • Scots: Jerusalem
  • Scottish Gaelic: Ierusalem
  • Serbian: Јерусалим
  • Serbo-Croatian: Adonai-jireh
  • Serbo-Croatian: Jeruzalem
  • Serbo-Croatian: Shalem
  • Serbo-Croatian: Uršalimmu
  • Shona: Jerusalem
  • Sicilian: Girusalemmi
  • Silesian: Jerozolima
  • Sindhi: بيت المقدس
  • Sinhala: ජෙරුසලම
  • Sinhala: ජෙරුසෙලම
  • Slovak: Jeruzalem
  • Slovenian: Jeruzalem
  • Somali: Qudus
  • South Azerbaijani: بیت المقدس
  • South Azerbaijani: بیت‌المقدس
  • Spanish: Al Quds
  • Spanish: Jerusalem
  • Spanish: Jerusalen
  • Spanish: Jerusalén
  • Spanish: Yerushalayim
  • Sranan Tongo: Jerusalem
  • Sundanese: Yerusalem
  • Swahili: Yerusalemu
  • Swedish: Jerusalem
  • Swiss German: Jerusalem
  • Syriac: ܐܘܪܫܠܡ
  • Syriac: ܨܗܝܘܢ
  • Tagalog: Herusalem
  • Tagalog: Jerusalem
  • Tajik: Иерусалим
  • Tajik: Уршалим
  • Tamil: எருசலேம்
  • Tamil: ஜெருசலேம்
  • Tamil: ஜெருஸெலம்
  • Tamil: யெரூசலம்
  • Tatar: Иерусалим
  • Tatar: Котдус
  • Tatar: Үршәлим
  • Telugu: జెరూసలేం
  • Thai: เยรูซาเลม
  • Tibetan: ཇེ་རུ་ས་ལེམ།
  • Tok Pisin: Yerusalem
  • Tosk Albanian: Jerusalem
  • Tumbuka: Jerusalem
  • Turkish: Kudüs
  • Turkish: Yerushalayim
  • Turkish: Yeruşalayim
  • Turkish: Yeruşalim
  • Turkmen: Iýerusalim
  • Twi: Yerusalem
  • Udmurt: Иерусалим
  • Uighur: قۇددۇس
  • Uighur: قۇدس
  • Uighur: يېرۇسالېم
  • Ukrainian: Єрусалим
  • Upper Sorbian: Jeruzalem
  • Urdu: یروشلم
  • Uzbek: Quddus
  • Venetian: Hierusalem
  • Venetian: Jeruzałeme
  • Veps: Jerusalim
  • Vietnamese: Jerusalem
  • Vlax Romani: Jerusalem
  • Volapük: Hierusalem
  • Võro: Jeruusalemm
  • Walloon: Djeruzalem
  • Waray (Philippines): Jerusalem
  • Waray (Philippines): Jerusalén
  • Welsh: Jeriwsalem
  • Welsh: Jerwsalem
  • Western Armenian: Երուսաղէմ
  • Western Frisian: Jeruzalim
  • Western Panjabi: یروشلم
  • Wolof: Jerusalem
  • Wu Chinese: 耶路撒冷
  • Xhosa: IJerusalem
  • Yakut: Иерусалим
  • Yiddish: ירושלים
  • Yoruba: Jerusalem
  • Yoruba: Jerúsálẹ́mù
  • Yue Chinese: 耶路撒冷
  • Zeeuws: Jeruzalem
  • Zulu: IYerusalem
  • Al-Kuds
  • Bayt al-Maqdis
  • Bayt al-Muqaddas
  • El Kuds
  • El Quds esh Sherif
  • Ir David
  • Ir Ha-Qdoosha
  • Ir Ha-Qodesh
  • Kouds
  • Kudus
  • Yirushalāyim
  • al-Balat
  • al-Quds aš-Šarīf
  • येरुशलम

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