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Information about Israel


Israel was ranked as the 11th happiest country in the world in the latest World Happiness Report.

Official name:State of Israel (Hebrew: Medinat Yisrael - מדינת ישראל)
Capital:Jerusalem (Yerushalayim)
Language: Hebrew (Ivrit - עברית)
National symbols:Flag of Israel
Hatikvah: National anthem of Israel
Menorah: National emblem of Israel
Declaration of independence
Time:Standard time: 2 hours ahead of GMT (GMT +2).
Daylight-Saving time (DST): GMT +3.
According to the "Summer time law", DST starts on last Friday before April 2 at 2:00 A.M. and ends on Sunday before Tishrei 10 at 2:00 A.M.
Phone system:Phone dialing codes, and directories
Currency:New Israeli Shekel (NIS) or shekel (שקל) for short.
One shekel=100 agorot (agora in singular).
Currency exchange rates: English, Hebrew
Power supply:220 volts at 50 Hertz. Three pin sockets also match double-pin European electrical appliance plugs.

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