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  • Area: 20,770 sq. km (8,019 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 8,174,527 (includes Golan Heights and East Jerusalem) (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 1.53% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 82.4 years (2016)
  • Languages: Hebrew (official), Arabic (used officially for Arab minority), English (most commonly used foreign language)
  • Religions: Jewish 75%, Muslim 17.5%, Christian 2%, Druze 1.6%, other 3.9%
  • Formal name: State of Israel
  • Alternate names: Dawlat Isrā’īl, Eretz Yisrael, Ereẕ Yisra’el, Isrā’īl, Medinat Yisra’el, State of Israel, Yisra’el
  • Government type: parliamentary democracy
  • Leaders: chief of state: President Reuven RIVLIN; head of government: Prime Minister Binyamin NETANYAHU
  • Capital: Jerusalem; note: not recognized by the international community
  • Administrative divisions: 6 districts
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $33,700 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: machinery and equipment, software, cut diamonds, agricultural products, chemicals, textiles and apparel
  • Imports: raw materials, military equipment, investment goods, rough diamonds, fuels, grain, consumer goods
  • Currency: new Israeli shekel (ILS)

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