Situated in the Middle East on the Mediterranean Sea, Israel is a small but beautiful country that features natural and man-made landscapes, gorgeous beaches, and amazing history. Its total land area is 20,770 square kilometers.

The capital city of Jerusalem is regarded as one of the oldest cities in the world and is considered holy to the Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

Sea of Galilee, Israel
Sea of Galilee | Photo by entheCM under creative commons

Key Facts About Israel

Location  Located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.
CurrencyIsraeli New Shekel
Currency Conversion1ILS= 0.28USD
ClimateIsrael’s climate ranges from temperate to tropical, with plenty of sunshine.
Population9 million (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Jewish
LanguageHebrew is the National Language

Top Tourist Attractions in Israel

  • Dead Sea
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Nazareth
  • Mount Zion
  • Acre’s Old City
  • Golan Heights
  • Bahá’í Gardens
  • Western Wall, Jerusalem
  • The Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Via Dolorosa
  • Jaffa’s Flea Market
  • Jerusalem’s Old City
  • Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem