Key Facts about Israel

20,770 sq km (8,019 sq miles).

Population

8.2million (2015)

Population density

371.1 per sq km

Capital

Jerusalem

Government

Republic
The state of Israel was founded in 1948

Head of State

President Reuven Rivlin since 2014

Head of Government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since 2009

Electricity

230 volts AC, 50Hz. Round three-pin plugs are standard; many European two-pin plugs fit the sockets.