Despite its small size, about 290 miles (470 km) north-to-south and 85 miles (135 km) east-to-west at its widest point, Israel has four geographic regions—the Mediterranean coastal plain, the hill regions of northern and central Israel, the Great Rift Valley, and the Negev—and a wide range of unique physical features ...
How long does it take to drive from one end of Israel to the other?
Mountains and plains, fertile land, and desert are often minutes apart. The width of the country, from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Dead Sea in the east, can be crossed by car in about 90 minutes; and the trip from Metulla, in the far North, to Eilat at the countrys southern tip takes about nine hours.
What state is closest in size to Israel?
Israel is around the same size as New Jersey. Meanwhile, the population of New Jersey is ~8.8 million people (116,419 fewer people live in Israel).
How big is Israel in square kilometers?
22,145 km² Israel/Area
How does Israel make money?
Tax rates in Israel are among the highest in the world, with income, value-added, customs and excise, land, and luxury taxes being the main sources of revenue. The government has gradually raised the proportion of indirect taxes since the late 1950s.
Is Los Angeles bigger than Israel?
Israel is 96% larger than Los Angeles County, California.
What country is the same size as Israel?
Belgium is approximately 30,528 sq km, while Israel is approximately 21,937 sq km, making Israel 71.86% the size of Belgium. Meanwhile, the population of Belgium is ~11.7 million people (3.0 million fewer people live in Israel). We have positioned the outline of Belgium near the middle of Israel.
Does Israel get cold?
Generally speaking there are two seasons in Israel - the Winter and the Summer. In the northern part of Israel (Galil and Golan) it gets colder than that - some mountain peaks also get some minimal snow in winter. Jerusalem also gets quite cold during the winter and usually gets a day or two of snowfall every year.