Expatriation and Immigration in Israel

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The State of Israel has established its capital in Jerusalem, despite the absence of international agreement on the status of this city.


Total Population: 7,441,700
Annual Growth Rate: 1.8%
Density: 338 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 91.6%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Tel Aviv (3,200,000); Haifa (1,030,000); Jerusalem (730,000); Tel Aviv (town) (380,000); Haifa (town) (270,000); Rishon LeZion (220,000).
Ethnic Origins: 75.6% Jews and 24.4% non Jews (Mostly Arabs 20% and others 4.4 %).
Official Language: In Israel the official languages are Hebrew and Arabic. The national language of Jews is modern Hebrew, but since only 60 % of the Jewish population was born in Israel, this language is not the mother tongue of nearly half of the population.
Other Languages Spoken: Jews speak other languages like English, French, Russian, or Yiddish. English is considered as the main foreign language in Israel (main language for international communication), followed by French. Russian is the third important foreign language of the country. Finally, Yiddish is spoken by around 500,000 speakers. Moreover, a large number of other languages are spoken by the Jews originally from Latin America or Central Europe: Spanish, Rumanian, Hungarian, German, Polish, Persian, Amharic and Tigrinya
Business Language(s): English
Religion: 75.6% Jews and 24.4% non Jews (mostly Muslims 20%, Christians 4.4%).

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Israeli New Sheqel. (ILS)

Country Overview

Area: 22,070 km²
Type of State: Israel (official name: State of Israel) is a state-nation based on a parliamentary democracy, apart from the military administration in the occupied Palestinian territories. This is the only Jewish state in the world.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, Emerging Financial Market.
The country has the world's greatest number of start-ups; considerable spending on research and development.
HDI*: 0.872/1
HDI (World Rank): 15/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Israel, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Israel, Dial +972
Internet Suffix: .il
Computers: 73.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 41.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 28.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 97% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 50,334 59,039 67,656 49,278 61,250
Exports of Goods (million USD) 46,789 54,091 61,337 47,935 58,432
Imports of Services (million USD) 14,424 17,322 19,629 16,865 17,440
Exports of Services (million USD) 19,184 21,115 24,284 21,961 24,333

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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