Israel 2


“Israel is a country in southwestern Asia. It lies at the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. Egypt borders it on the southwest, Jordan in the east, Syria on the north. The total area of Israel is about 20,700 square kilometers (about 8,000 square miles). Israel stretches north to south to a maximum length of about 420 kilometers, from east to west it varies from 16 to 115 kilometers.” Encarta
Israel has a diversity of landforms. “The highest areas are found in the mountainous regions in the north. Har Meron at 3,963 feet is the highest point in the country. South of Gailee mountains are the Rocky limestone terraced hills and valley of Samaria and Judea by the Plain of Esdraelon. The ...

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Fahrenheit). In coastal plains, including Haifa and Tel Aviv – Yafo, January averages 12 degrees Celsius (54 degrees Fahrenheit) and August averages 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). The highest and lowest elevations are subject to extremes: frost occurs a few days a year in mountainous inland regions, while summer temperatures can reach the upper 30 degrees Celsius (lower 100degree Fahrenheit) in the Jordan valley and in the southern desert regions. Israel subtropical (it borders the tropical zone) desert is hot and dry year round. The northern mountainous area has temperature variations with some freezing and even an occasional snow. Parts of the south may receive but one inch of rain annually; however, the coastal and the Upper Galilee regions receive from twenty-five to forty five inches of rain. Frequent summer droughts, especially in the southern desert region, make extensive irrigation a necessity. Heavy rains in these and other area can cause floods and ...

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of Israel including the country’s western edge of the Mediterranean Sea and its southern tip of the Red Sea, stretches for 273 kilometers. Apart from the limited sections of cliffs rising ten to forty meters (30 to 120 feet), the has few headlands or indentation; much of it is low- lying and back by sand dunes. Haifa, a natural harbor in the northern part of the country, and Ashdod, an artificial deep water port to the south, serve as the main sea ports on the Mediterranean. The port of Elat on the Gulf of Agaba provides Israel’s only access to the Red Sea, making it extremely important to the country’s shipping interest.” Encyclopedia.com
Israel has a variety of natural ...

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