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Hebrew (official), Arabic used officially for Arab minority
14 May 1948
Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon
total: 20,770 sq km ; land: 20,330 sq km ; water: 440 sq km
   Land boundaries   
total: 1,017 km
border countries: Egypt 266 km, Gaza Strip 51 km, Jordan 238 km, Lebanon 79 km, Syria 76 km, West Bank 307 km
temperate; hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas

   Natural resources   
timber, potash, copper ore, natural gas, phosphate rock, magnesium bromide, clays, sand
   Government type   
parliamentary democracy
   Currency - Currency code   
new Israeli shekel - ILS

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2 million (2002)

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