About Israel

Country Profile

OFFICIAL NAME:State of Israel.
GEOGRAPHIC PROFILE:Situated at the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It shares land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan in the east, and Egypt and the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea to the south.
PRESIDENT:Reuven Rivlin.
CLIMATE:Subtropical region with Mediterranean climate characterized by hot and dry summers and cool rainy winters.
TIMEZONE:UTC+2.
CAPITAL CITY:Jerusalem.
Other large cities: Tel –Aviv, Eilat.
POPULATION:8 134 100.
CURRENCY:Israeli new shekel (ILS).
LANGUAGE:Hebrew, Arabic.
MAIN EXPORTS:Electronics, software, computerized systems, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, fruits, chemicals, military technology and cut diamonds.