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Largest Cities
City Population Estimated
Jerusalem 682,700 2002
Tel-Aviv 361,700 2002
Haifa 276,900 2002

Key Data
Region: Middle East
Population: 6,413,800 October 2002
Area Total: 20,770 km2
Area Land: 20,330 km2
Coast Line: 273 km km
Capital: Jerusalem
Climate: Temperate; hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas.
Languages: Hebrew (official)
Arab (used officially for Arab minority)
English
Currency: 1 new Israeli shekel (NIS) = 100 new agorot
Holiday: Independence Day, 14 May (1948)

Average Daily Temperature
Capital: Jerusalem
January: 8.1C / 46.6F
July: 23.5C / 74.3F
Annual Rainfall: 657mm / 25.9''

Boundaries
Egypt: 255km
Jordan: 238km
Lebanon: 79km
Syria: 76km

Ethnic Divisions
Various Jewish-Based Ethnicities 80%
Non-Jewish 20%

Religions
Judaism 80%
Islam (mostly Sunni) 15%
Christian 3%
Other 2%
 

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