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Masada National Park, Israel
Masada National Park, Israel

Masada National Park

Masada is an ancient fortress in southern Israel’s Judean Desert. It's on a massive plateau overlooking the Dead Sea.
Photo by Cristina Gottardi
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    Capital:Jerusalem, IL

    Location:Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon

    Currency:new Israeli shekels (ILS)

    Area:21,937 sq km

    Population:8,787,045 (includes populations of the Golan Heights or Golan Sub-District and also East Jerusalem, which was annexed by Israel after 1967) (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Hebrew (official), Arabic (special status under Israeli law), English (most commonly used foreign language)

    Religion:Jewish 74.1%, Muslim 17.9%, Christian 1.9%, Druze 1.6%, other 4.5% (2019 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC+2

    Tel Code:+972

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