Israel officially known as the “State of Israel” is a country in the Middle East. It is situated at the southeastern shore of Mediterranean Sea and northern shore of the Red Sea. Its Capital is Jerusalem. It is also known as the technogical center in the Middle East. Let us Know some interesting facts about this small country.
1. Largest Jewish State in the World
Israel is the largest Jewish state in the world. Israel has largest population for Jewish people of over six million.
2. Lowest point on the surface of Earth
Israel is situated at the lowest point on the surface of the Planet. The Dead Sea is located 1,315 feet below sea level and is also one of the saltiest bodies of water.
3. Country of art enthusiasts
Israel has the most museums per capita than any country in the world. Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art or the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem are one of them.
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4. One of the Most controversial countries in the World
Israel is the one of the most controversial countries in the world. Israel has several conflicts with Palestine over land.
5. Country of Business tycoons
Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship in the world.
6. Country that loves technology
Israel has over 3000 hi-tech companies. Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world (apart from the Silicon Valley).
7. 4th Largest Air Force in the World
8. Centre of Technology in Middle East
Israel has been the hub of some of the major technological advances in recent years, incorporating: the development for the very first cell phone was believed to have been done in Israel by Motorola (which has its largest development center in Israel), most of the Windows NT operating systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel, the Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel, and voice mail technology was also developed in Israel.
9. Computer Oriented country
Most of the population in Israel contains Computers at home. This country has one of the highest percentage of home computers in the World.
10. Blind Friendly Currency