Flag of Israel

Flag of Israel

The Israeli flag is composed of two blue stripes along the top and bottom edges and blue six-pointed star in the center, placed on a white background. White and blue colors are intended to express purity of Zionist´s ideals and the sky. The star is associated with more than 700-year-old Jewish symbolism and is also known as the "Star of David". Moreover, the motif was found on the ring of King Solomon, that is why it is known as the "Seal of Solomon" as well. The blue stripes are inspired by the Jewish prayer shawl called "tallit". The design of the flag was formed in the late 19th century, when the Zionist movement attempted to create a Jewish state in Palestine. The flag was adopted in 1948 when the State of Israel was created.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Egypt Egypt Cairo 86,127,000 980,869 km2
Flag of Jordan Jordan Amman 6,558,900 89,342 km2
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Beirut 4,822,000 10,400 km2
Flag of Syria Syria Damascus 21,898,000 185,180 km2

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Main information

Country
Israel
Capital city
Jerusalem
Population
8,146,300 (2014)
Total area
22,145 km2
Formation
14. 5. 1948
Highest point
Mount Hermon (2,236 m)
GDP
$ 33,878 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
israeli new sheqel (ILS)
Code
IL (ISR)
Calling code
+972
Internet TLD
.il

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By continents
Asia

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Izrael (Jeruzalém)
English
Israel (Jerusalem)
German
Israel (Jerusalem)
French
Israël (Jérusalem)
Italian
Israele (Gerusalemme)
Spanish
Israel (Jerusalén)
Russian
Израиль (Иерусалим)
Slovak
Izrael (Jeruzalem)
Polish
Izrael (Jerozolima)
Portuguese
Israel (Jerusalém)
Chinese
以色列 (耶路撒冷)
Japanese
イスラエル (エルサレム)
Turkish
İsrail (Kudüs)
Norwegian
Israel (Jerusalem)
Swedish
Israel (Jerusalem)
Hungarian
Izrael (Jeruzsálem)
Dutch
Israël (Jeruzalem)
Danish
Israel (Jerusalem)
Finnish
Israel (Jerusalem)
Hebrew
ישראל (ירושלים)

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