Israel

 
   
General Information

Capita: Jerusalem/Tel Aviv

Population: 6,101,000

Land Area: 20,770 sqkm

Per Capita GNP: $17,450

Under 5 Mortality Rate: 6 (per thousand)

Adult Literacy: 97%(M); 93%(F)

Fertility Rate: 2.6

Life Expectancy: 77(M); 81(F)

Urbanization Rate: 91%

Unemployment Rate: 8.9% (1999)

Major Language: Hebrew

Major Religion: Judaism

Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy

* Data are from UNSD, UNICEF and CIA World Factbook


Internet Resources

The Israeli Government Official Website

Embassy of Israel in Washington D.C.

A Country Study
Comprehensive information about Israel, including its economy, history, geography, culture, society, and more.

CIA World Factbook
This site contains detailed information on Israel's population, economic situation, political system, natural resources, and so on.

History & Culture
- Virtual Israel Experience
Comprehensive introduction of the history of Israel from ancient time to the present.
- Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
An excellent site of both primary and secondary sources. (A Fordham University project.)

News
On-line news from Jerusalem Post, Israel's leading English language daily newspaper. Updated frequently.

Tourist information
This site offers a wide range of travel information about Israel for tourists.

Other links
Links compiled by Princeton University Library.

 

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