Population of Israel

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Population of Israel
Population of Israel
photo: Population of Israel
photo: Population of Israel

The population of Israel is over 7 million people.

The modern type of people appeared here 75,000 years ago - for some time they shared territories with the Neanderthals. And in the IX century BC. the first settlements appeared here, including the first city surrounded by a wall - Jericho.

National composition:

  • Jews (76%);
  • Arabs;
  • other nations (Circassians, Armenians, Russians, people from Romania, Poland, Ethiopia).

355 people live per 1 sq. Km, but the most populated is Tel Aviv district (population density - 7858 people per 1 sq. Km), and the least populated is the south of the country (population density - 74 people per 1 sq. Km).

State languages are Hebrew and Arabic.

Major cities: Jerusalem, Haifa, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Ashdod, Holon, Rishon LeZion.

Residents of Israel profess Judaism, Islam, Christianity.

Life span

On average, the male population lives up to 79, while the female population lives up to 83.

The Israelis managed to achieve good indicators due to the fact that they drink little and practically do not smoke, and there are only 16% of those who are overweight in the country. In addition, the Israelis are adherents of a healthy diet, among them there are raw-foodists and fruit-eaters.

With regard to deductions for health care, the state allocates $ 2165 per year for this expenditure item per person, while in Europe it is $ 4000 and more.

The main causes of mortality in the population are oncology, diseases of the heart and endocrine system.

Traditions and customs of the people of Israel

Jews have traditions that are different from the traditions of peoples living in other countries. For example, Easter (Passover) is accompanied by the preparation of unleavened cakes, and the holiday of Hanukkah is accompanied by the lighting of minor (special candles).

Israelis love holidays, among which the Purim holiday is of particular importance: on this occasion, people exchange gifts, do charity work, prepare delicious meals and drink strong alcoholic drinks, gathered at the festive table.

Wedding traditions are of no less interest in Israel. For example, here it is customary for the groom to arrange a separate wedding ceremony: he is sent to the synagogue for prayer, then he notifies relatives, friends and acquaintances about the upcoming wedding, after which he should be showered with sweets, and he, in turn, should treat everyone present with light alcoholic drinks and snacks.

At an Israeli wedding, it is customary to drink 7 cups of wine (the Lord created the world in 7 days, and 7 cups of wine drunk is a symbol of the construction of a new home for the newlyweds).

Those who are going to Israel should take into account that shops and transport are closed on Saturday and in the afternoon on Friday.