🇮🇱 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.

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Main information

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Country Israel
Capital city Jerusalem
Continent Asia
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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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)