Sunday, September 24, 2006

Population of Israel: 6,990,700

From the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 21/9/06 ...

On the eve of Rosh Hashana 5767, the Central Bureau of Statistics announced that the population of Israel stands at 6,990,700. Of them, 5,313,800 are Jewish and 1,377,100 Arabs.
The population growth rate in 2005 stood at 1.8 percent, roughly the same figure as the previous two years.

In 2005, the number of native Israelis continued to grow and reached approximately 3.7 million people. The largest country of origin continues to be the former Soviet Union, including its Asiatic republics, with a population numbering 1.177 million (242,000 of them born in Israel). The second-largest country of origin is Morocco, with a population numbering 492,000 (337,000 of them born in Israel).

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