Where is Israel?

Israel is located in the Middle East region at latitude 31.046051 and longitude 34.851612 and is part of the Asian continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 31° 2' 45.78'' N
  • 34° 51' 5.80'' E

You can see the location of Israel on the world map below:

Israel location on the map pointed out by a flag pin.

Israel Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Israel (IL) are:

  1. Egypt (EG)
  2. Jordan (JO)
  3. Lebanon (LB)
  4. Palestine, State of (PS)
  5. Syrian Arab Republic (SY)

Maritime Borders

Israel borders with the Mediterranean Sea.

Israel Related Content

Israel Key Facts

CoordinatesLatitude: 31.046051
Longitude: 34.851612
Country CodesAlpha 2: IL
Alpha 3: ISR
Country Flag Emoji🇮🇱
Int. Phone Prefix+972
Capital cityJerusalem
Middle East
Country Area21,937 sq km
Population 20219,364,000
World Rank: 95
Median Age29
Life expectancy82.3
Major languagesHebrew (official), Arabic (special status under Israeli law), English (most commonly used foreign language)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+02:00
Internet TLD.il
Biggest AirportBen Gurion International Airport (TLV)
Average temperature19.20 °C
66.56 °F
Administrative Divisions6 districts
Political systemParliamentary democracy

Israel Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupHigh income
World Bank RegionMiddle East & North Africa
CurrencyNew Sheqel (ILS)
GDP in 2020$407.1 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 28
GDP per capita in 2020$44,178
World Rank: 20
Major Industries / Economic SectorsManufacturing, services, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesUnited States, China, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands
Top 5 Export CountriesUnited States, Hong Kong, China, Belgium, Netherlands

Biggest Cities in Israel

Here are the largest cities in Israel based on 2021 data:

City Population
Jerusalem 919,438
Tel Aviv-Yafo 451,523
Haifa 281,087
Rishon LeZiyyon 249,860
Petah Tiqwa 236,169
Ashdod 220,174
Netanya 217,244
Beersheba 209,000
Bene Beraq 193,774
Holon 188,834

Map of Israel with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Middle East Region