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Tourism, especially religious tourism, is an important industry in Israel, with the country's temperate climate, beaches, archaeological and historical sites, and unique geography also drawing tourists. Israel offers a plethora of historical and religious sites, beach resorts, archaeological tourism, heritage tourism and ecotourism. Israel has the highest number of museums per capita in the world.

Israel Travel Guide

Geography:

Israel is at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, bounded by Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the southwest. It lies between latitudes 29° and 34° N, and longitudes 34° and 36° E.

The total area under Israeli law, when including East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, is 22,072 sq kilometers.

Despite its small size, Israel is home to a variety of geographic features, from the Negev desert in the south to the inland fertile Jezreel Valley, mountain ranges of the Galilee, Carmel and toward the Golan in the north. The Israeli Coastal Plain on the shores of the Mediterranean is home to seventy per cent of the nation's population. East of the central highlands lies the Jordan Rift Valley, which forms a small part of the 6,500 kilometer (km) Great Rift Valley.

Country Climate:

Temperatures in Israel vary widely, especially during the winter. The more mountainous regions can be windy, cold, and sometimes snowy; Jerusalem usually receives at least one snowfall each year. Meanwhile, coastal cities, such as Tel Aviv and Haifa, have a typical Mediterranean climate with cool, rainy winters and long, hot summers. The area of Beersheba and the Northern Negev has a semi-arid climate with hot summers, cool winters and fewer rainy days than the Mediterranean climate. The Southern Negev and the Arava areas have desert climate with very hot and dry summers, and mild winters with few days of rain. The highest temperature in the continent of Asia (53.7 °C) was recorded in 1942 at Tirat Zvi kibbutz in the northern Jordan river valley.

Official Language:

  • Hebrew
  • Arabic

Country Currency:

  • Israeli Shekel (ILS)

Major Cities:

  • Nazareth
  • Haifa
  • Ramla
  • Tel Aviv
  • Jerusalem
  • Beersheba

The country code for Israel is 972 and the international call prefix is 00.

Major Attractions (Travellers/Students):

Tourism, especially religious tourism, is an important industry in Israel, with the country's temperate climate, beaches, archaeological and historical sites, and unique geography also drawing tourists.

Israel offers a plethora of historical and religious sites, beach resorts, archaeological tourism, heritage tourism and ecotourism. Israel has the highest number of museums per capita in the world.

Five must-visit tourist attractions in Israel:

  • The Western Wall and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem
  • Akko/Acre
  • The Dead Sea
  • Masada
  • The Baha’I Gardens

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