Israel

A land steeped in history and culture makes Israel one of the most unique places in the world to visit. Even though Israel has mainly been on the news for political instability, the historical origins of this land instantly appoint Israel as a global attraction. From the urbanized regions of Tel Aviv, fascinating Dead Sea, to the historical sites that are placed on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List Israel has a myriad of options for travellers.

Location

Israel is a country, slightly smaller than the US state of New Jersey covering a total area of 8,630 sq. miles. It lies in the Middle Eastern part, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. In the south western it margins the Gulf of Aqaba and the Sinai Peninsula.

In length, Israel extends up to 470 kilometres in length and 85 miles across the widest point.  Israel shares its boundaries with Lebanon at the north, Syria at the North eastern and Jordan to the east, Egypt to the southwest and Mediterranean Sea to the west.

People

People residing in this part of the country are well mannered and very religious. Mostly people are of Jewish religion and are conservative and well oriented towards their religion.

Events

The calendar year of Israel contains only few events which are mostly religious. They have some interesting common festivals like the Jerusalem Film Festival and Wine tasting festivals. Even though the events take place on a relatively small scale, the determination and participation of the people actively involved help make it a grand success.

Weather

Israel’s climate varies from temperate to tropical and receives plenty of sunshine. This place is dominated by two main seasons: a rainy winter from November to May and the next six months of dry summer. The northern part and the central part of the country receive heavy rainfall, whereas the southern areas are almost deprived of the same.

General
LanguageHebrew, Arabic
Time ZoneIST(UTC+2) summer IDT(UTC+3)
Dialing Code972
Electricity230V, 50Hz
Major CitiesJerusalem, Tel-Aviv-Yafo, Haifa, Rishon, Ashdod
CurrencyShekel
ClothingCotton clothing for dry and warm summers, and in winters it would be advisable to take rainwear and warm clothing.
 Health Related
Mortality Rate5.45 deaths/1000 population
Life ExpectancyM 65/ F 69
Hospitals JCI accredited6
Recommended VaccinationsMeasles and Varicella.
Other InfectionsTick- borne relapsing fever, Brucellosis, Leptospirosis, Cutaneous leishmaniasis, Visceral Leishmaniasis, Murine Typhus, Israeli tick Typhus, Human monocytic ehrlichiosis, Q Fever and Rabies.
 Tourism Related
Population7,653,600
Global Competitiveness4.5/7
Tourism Competitiveness4.5/7
GDP/Capita$26,796
Health and Hygiene6.6/7
Safety and Security5.1/7
Air Transport Infrastructure3.5/7
Tourism Infrastructure4.5/7
Cultural Infrastructure2.6/7
Visa Requirements24/133
Reliability of Police Services76/133
Physician Density14/133
Hospital Beds25/133
Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure39/133
International Air Transport Network27/133
Quality of Roads45/133
Hotel Rooms41/133
Tourism Openness84/133
Attitude of Population Towards Foreign Visitors27/133

Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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