Capital: Jerusalem

Population: 8,462,000 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Israeli New Shekel (ILS)

Official Languages: Hebrew, Arabic

Unofficial Languages: English, other minority languages

Main Religions: Judaism, Islam

Ethnic Groups: Jewish, Arabic, and others

Largest Cities: Jerusalem, West Jerusalem, Haifa, Tel Aviv

Main Sport: Football, Judo, Athletics, Tennis

Political System: Parliamentary Democracy

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