Israel

Average temperature, rainfall and snowfall information is available for the following climate stations in Israel

Official name:State of Israel
Capital:Jerusalem; note - Israel proclaimed Jerusalem as its capital in 1950, but the US, like nearly all other countries, maintains its Embassy in Tel Aviv
Area:total: 20,770 sq km
water: 440 sq km
land: 20,330 sq km
Climate:temperate; hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas
Location:Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon
Geographic coordinates:31 30 N, 34 45 E
Comparative Area:slightly smaller than New Jersey
Land boundaries:total: 1,017 km
border countries: Egypt 266 km, Gaza Strip 51 km, Jordan 238 km, Lebanon 79 km, Syria 76 km, West Bank 307 km
Coastline:273 km
Terrain:Negev desert in the south; low coastal plain; central mountains; Jordan Rift Valley
Elevation extremes:lowest point: Dead Sea -408 m
highest point: Har Meron 1,208 m

Map of Israel

Map of Israel

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