Quick Facts

  • Officially the State of Israel
  • Independence from British mandate for Palestine 1948
  • A parliamentary democracy
  • Capital city: Jerusalem (pop. 839,000)
  • Divided into six administrative districts
  • Population: 8,049,314
  • Climate: temperate/tropical to mediterranean depending on region
  • Economy: high tech products, manufacturing, aviation, telecommunications, software
  • Literacy rate: 97.8%
  • Current weather conditions: www.weather.com
  • Tips for travel in country: www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates: www.xe.com

Government in Power

  • President Reuven Rivlin (since 2014)
  • Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (since 2009)

Healthcare Statistics

  • Maternal mortality rate: 5/100,000
  • Infant mortality rate: 3.55/1,000
  • Life expectancy: 82.27 years
  • Health expenditures: 7.2% GDP
  • Physicians density: 3.34/1,000
  • Hospital bed density: 3.3/1,000
  • HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate: 0.2%
  • Infectious disease updates: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

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