Facts About Israel

Population: 9.13 million inhabitants

Religion: 74.2% Jewish, 17.8% Muslim, 2% Christian, 1.6% Druze, 4.4% other

Capital: Jerusalem

Form of Government: Parliamentary Democracy

Language: Hebrew is the country’s official language. Hebrew is written from right to left. Traffic signs and street names are mostly written in Hebrew, English and Arabic.

Climate: Israel has a Mediterranean climate with long, hot, rainless summers and relatively short, cool, rainy winters 
For a table of average annual temperatures, see: Average Temperature.

Electric current: In Israel the power plugs and sockets are of type C and

  1. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Time zone and Calendar: Time zone in Israel (UTC/GMT+2)

Holidays in Israel follow the Hebrew calendar, however, the Gregorian calendar is generally used in Israel.

The work week is from Sunday to Thursday, while Friday and Saturday constitute the weekend (with Saturday as the day of rest).