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📣 @Israel is 71 and pretty outstanding, so let’s do a little boasting!
🇮🇱 When Israel was established in 1948, there were 806,000 Israelis
📈 Today, there are 9.021 million Israelis – 11 times more than in 1948
👩🏻👩🏽74.2% are Jews & 21% are Muslim or Christian Arabs
Israel is Young! 👶🏻👶🏽
🍼Citizens ages 0-20 make up 43% of Israel’s population
What's in a Name? 🔎
✡The most common family name in Israel is Cohen (1 in 50 ppl)
☪Agbaria is the most common surname among Muslims
✝Khoury among Christians
📿Halabi among Druze
Start-Up Nation Going Strong!
💭Israel has the highest number of startups per capita
👨🏻‍💻Israel hosts 8,200 active high-tech companies
💰30 Israeli VCs raised $2.55 billion in 2018, the largest sum ever raised
💡Israel ranks 5th on the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index
Healthy AND Happy!
🍽Israel has the lowest rate of diet-related deaths (keep eating @Ostrov_A)
‍⚕It ranks 5th in the world for healthy longevity
😀11th in the world for overall happiness
🙌🏻88.6% of Israelis say they are pleased with their lives
Tourism is Booming!
🧳In 2018, Israel welcomed 4,120,800 million tourists
🙏🏻The Western Wall in Jerusalem is the most-visited tourist site
✈In 2018, almost half of all Israelis traveled abroad
Water is Life!
🚰Israel recycles 87% of its wastewater for agriculture, more than any other country
💧🌱31% of irrigation water originates from wastewater
Smart AND Sexy!
🏅12 Israelis have won Nobel prizes
👩🏻‍🔬 Israel has the highest number of engineers & scientists per capita
🧠 It ranks 3rd among OECD countries for the % of its population that has attained higher education
📚 Israel boasts a literacy level of 97.8%
Shout Out @TelAviv!
💸 Tel Aviv is the world’s 10th most expensive city, tied with LA
🌿 It's been called the vegan capital of the world (that one’s for you @Daroff
🎤🤩✨And right now it's hosting #Eurovision2019
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