Israel flag information
Description flag of Israel
white with a blue hexagram (six-pointed linear star) known as the Magen David (Shield of David) centered between two equal horizontal blue bands near the top and bottom edges of the flag
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Official country name
State of Israel
Medinat Yisra'el (long)
Israeli(s) (noun) Yisra'el (adjective)
Hebrew (official), Arabic used officially for Arab minority, English most commonly used foreign language
7,112,359 ranked 100, (data 2008)
there are about 340 Israeli civilian sites - including 100 small outpost communities in the West Bank - as well as 42 sites in the Golan Heights, 0 in the Gaza Strip, and 29 in East Jerusalem (July 2008 est.); Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee) is an important freshwater source. The lowest point is Dead Sea -408 m.
Coastline 273 km.
1,017km, Egypt 266 km, Gaza Strip 51 km, Jordan 238 km, Lebanon 79 km, Syria 76 km, West Bank 307 km.
6 districts (mehozot, singular - mehoz); Central, Haifa, Jerusalem, Northern, Southern, Tel Aviv
14 May 1948 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration)