Q:

How large is Israel?

A:

Quick Answer

According to the CIA World Factbook, Israel is 8,019 square miles in area, and its population, as of a 2014 estimate, is 7,821,850. In size, Israel is comparable to the state of New Jersey.

Know More
How large is Israel?
Credit: Ilan Shacham Moment Getty Images

Full Answer

For further perspective, Israel's land area could fit into the state of Florida's 65,755 square miles just over eight times. Israel's population density is also comparable to that of New Jersey, which has a population of around 8.8 million. It is a very urbanized nation as over 90 percent of its population lives in an urban area. Its most population-dense location is the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality in which an estimated 3.2 million people live. Israel's population has a median age of about 30 years old.

Learn more about Geography
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are some traditions in Israel?

    A:

    One of the biggest traditions in Israel is the annual celebration of Rosh Hashanah, also sometimes called the Jewish New Year. Other traditions include Yom Kippur, Chanukah, Sukkot and Pesach.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    When did Israel become a nation?

    A:

    Israel became a nation on May 14, 1948, after it was recognized as a country in the Middle East by the United Nations. This caused Arab nations, such as Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria to attack Israel on the same day it gained independence.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What natural resources are present in the Middle East?

    A:

    The Middle East is composed of several countries including Israel, Cyprus, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Jordan, Oman, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Syria and Yemen. Collectively, these countries have a wealth of natural resources. Apart from having half of the world’s oil reserves, countries such as Israel, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Iran have natural gas reserves.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What countries are in the Holy Land?

    A:

    The Holy Land encompasses parts of the modern countries of Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. It is bordered by the Euphrates River in the north, the Jordan River in the east, the Gulf of Aqaba in the south and the Mediterranean Sea in the west.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore