|Facts About Israel|
|Area||20,770 / 22,072 km2 ( 8,019 / 8,522 sq mi) Water (%) 2.12 (440 km2 / 170 mi2)|
|Population||8,238,300 (2014 Est.)|
|Lat Long||31° 0′ 0″ N, 35° 0′ 0″ E ( 31, 35)|
|Official Language||Hebrew Arabic|
|Time Zone||Israel Standard Time (UTC+2) Summer (DST) Israel Summer Time (UTC+3)|
|Airport||Ben Gurion International Airport|
|Neighbour countries||Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon|
|Currency||Israeli new shekel|
The State of Israel, located in Western Asia is a developed Middle East country. This member country of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is bordered by Jordan to the east, Syria to the northeast, Palestine territories to the east and south west, and Lebanon to the north. Egypt is situated south of Israel and Mediterranean sea borders its south-eastern coast.
The climate here is temperate type with the eastern and southern part mostly experiencing hot and dry weather. Israel is also known as the Jewish State as it is home to about 75% of the Jewish population.