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  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Total area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways."
  • Population density > People per sq. km: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
  • Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land: Rural population density is the rural population divided by the arable land area. Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Maritime claims > Territorial sea: territorial sea - the sovereignty of a coastal State extends beyond its land territory and internal waters to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea in the LOS Convention (Part II); this sovereignty extends to the air space over the territorial sea as well as its underlying seabed and subsoil; every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles. A full and definitive definition can be found in the Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Area > Land per 1000: Total land area in square kilometres. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • Land area > Sq. km > Per capita: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes." Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Forest area > Sq. km: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens."
  • Coastline per 1000: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Population density: People per square kilometre, in 1999. At this time the world average was 14.42.
  • Land use > Other: The percentage share of used land that is not arable or under permanent crops. This includes permanent meadows and pastures, forests and woodlands, built-on areas, roads, barren land, etc.
  • Largest city with population: Largest cities including most recent population (estimates included). Populations are figures only within the city limits, unless otherwise specified. All populations are from 2001 t0 2005 unless otherwise specified.
  • Capital city with population: Capital cities including most recent population (estimates included). Populations are figures only within the city limits, unless otherwise specified. All populations are from 2001 t0 2005 unless otherwise specified.
  • Map references: The name of the CIA World Factbook reference map on which a country may be found. The entry on Geographic coordinates may be helpful in finding some smaller countries.
  • Environment > Current issues: This entry lists the most pressing and important environmental problems. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry:
    Acidification - the lowering of soil and water pH due to acid precipitation and deposition usually through precipitation; this process disrupts ecosystem nutrient flows and may kill freshwater fish and plants dependent on more neutral or alkaline conditions (see acid rain).
    Acid rain - characterized as containing harmful levels of sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxide; acid rain is damaging and potentially deadly to the earth's fragile ecosystems; acidity is measured using the pH scale where 7 is neutral, values greater than 7 are considered alkaline, and values below 5.6 are considered acid precipitation; note - a pH of 2.4 (the acidity of vinegar) has been measured in rainfall in New England.
    Aerosol - a collection of airborne particles dispersed in a gas, smoke, or fog.
    Afforestation - converting a bare or agricultural space by planting trees and plants; reforestation involves replanting trees on areas that have been cut or destroyed by fire.
    Asbestos - a naturally occurring soft fibrous mineral commonly used in fireproofing materials and considered to be highly carcinogenic in particulate form.
    Biodiversity - also biological diversity; the relative number of species, diverse in form and function, at the genetic, organism, community, and ecosystem level; loss of biodiversity reduces an ecosystem's ability to recover from natural or man-induced disruption.
    Bio-indicators - a plant or animal species whose presence, abundance, and health reveal the general condition of its habitat.
    Biomass - the total weight or volume of living matter in a given area or volume.
    Carbon cycle - the term used to describe the exchange of carbon (in various forms, e.g., as carbon dioxide) between the atmosphere, ocean, terrestrial biosphere, and geological deposits.
    Catchments - assemblages used to capture and retain rainwater and runoff; an important water management technique in areas with limited freshwater resources, such as Gibraltar.
    DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloro-ethane) - a colorless, odorless insecticide that has toxic effects on most animals; the use of DDT was banned in the US in 1972.
    Defoliants - chemicals which cause plants to lose their leaves artificially; often used in agricultural practices for weed control, and may have detrimental impacts on human and ecosystem health.
    Deforestation - ...
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  • Land use > Permanent crops: The percentage share of used land on which permanent crops are grown. This is land cultivated for crops that are not replanted after each harvest like citrus, coffee, and rubber. It includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber.
  • Surface area > Sq. km per 1000: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Note: This entry includes miscellaneous geographic information of significance not included elsewhere.
  • Area > Total per 1000: Total area in square kilometers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Surface area > Sq. km > Per capita: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Environment > International agreements > Party to: This entry is derived from Geography > Environment > International agreements, which separates country participation in international environmental agreements into two levels - party to and signed, but not ratified. Agreements are listed in alphabetical order by the abbreviated form of the full name.
  • Area > Water per 1000: Total water area in square kilometers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Border to area ratio: The ratio of a country's land border to its surface area.
  • Highest point: Name of country’s highest point.
  • Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area: Road density (km of road per 100 sq. km of land area). Road density is the ratio of the length of the country's total road network to the country's land area. The road network includes all roads in the country: motorways, highways, main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and other urban and rural roads.
  • Irrigated land > Per capita: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Water > Per capita: Total water area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Highest town: Name of country’s highest permanent settlement, which is occupied year-round.
  • Google Street View, year added: Year in which country was first covered by Google Street View.
  • Forested Land: Forested land as a proportion of total land area, estimate by FAO
  • Highest point elevation: Name of country’s highest point.
  • Marine Coastline: Length of each country's coastline in kilometers.
  • Irrigated land per million: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Land boundaries > Total: The total length of all land boundaries and the individual lengths for each of the contiguous border countries
  • Land boundaries > Total per million: The total length of all land boundaries and the individual lengths for each of the contiguous border countries. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Continent or sub continent: Within Continent / Subcontinent.

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  • Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area: Terrestrial and marine protected areas (% of total territorial area). Terrestrial protected areas are totally or partially protected areas of at least 1,000 hectares that are designated by national authorities as scientific reserves with limited public access, national parks, natural monuments, nature reserves or wildlife sanctuaries, protected landscapes, and areas managed mainly for sustainable use. Marine protected areas are areas of intertidal or subtidal terrain--and overlying water and associated flora and fauna and historical and cultural features--that have been reserved by law or other effective means to protect part or all of the enclosed environment. Sites protected under local or provincial law are excluded.
  • Agricultural land > % of land area: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.
  • Arable land > % of land area: Arable land (% of land area). Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • Low-lying areas > Elevation under 5 metres > % of land area: Land area where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total land area). Land area below 5m is the percentage of total land where the elevation is 5 meters or less.
  • Area > Total > Per capita: Total area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Land boundaries > Total > Per capita: The total length of all land boundaries and the individual lengths for each of the contiguous border countries Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Environment > International agreements > Signed, but not ratified: This entry is derived from Geography > Environment > International agreements, which separates country participation in international environmental agreements into two levels - party to and signed, but not ratified. Agreements are listed in alphabetical order by the abbreviated form of the full name.
  • Lowest point: Lowest point.

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  • Lowest point altitude: Altitude.

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  • Northernmost point: Northernmost point.

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  • Forest area > % of land area: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens."
  • Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land area: Terrestrial protected areas (% of total land area). Terrestrial protected areas are totally or partially protected areas of at least 1,000 hectares that are designated by national authorities as scientific reserves with limited public access, national parks, natural monuments, nature reserves or wildlife sanctuaries, protected landscapes, and areas managed mainly for sustainable use. Marine areas, unclassified areas, littoral (intertidal) areas, and sites protected under local or provincial law are excluded.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total: This entry provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal.
  • Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters > % of total population: Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total population). Population below 5m is the percentage of the total population living in areas where the elevation is 5 meters or less.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita per million people: This entry provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total per million people: This entry provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total: This entry is derived from Geography > Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural , which provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita: This entry provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita: This entry is derived from Geography > Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural , which provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita per million people: This entry is derived from Geography > Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural , which provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total per million people: This entry is derived from Geography > Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural , which provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
STAT Israel United States HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly larger than New Jersey about half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; more than twice the size of the European Union
Area > Land 20,330 sq km
Ranked 149th.
9.16 million sq km
Ranked 4th. 451 times more than Israel

Area > Land > Per capita 2.86 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 194th.
30.16 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 60th. 11 times more than Israel

Area > Total 20,770 sq km
Ranked 155th.
9.83 million sq km
Ranked 4th. 473 times more than Israel

Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 435
Ranked 146th.
715
Ranked 110th. 64% more than Israel

Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 435
Ranked 139th.
715
Ranked 105th. 64% more than Israel
Climate temperate; hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains
Coastline 273 km
Ranked 137th.
19,924 km
Ranked 9th. 73 times more than Israel

Geographic coordinates 31 30 N, 34 45 E 38 00 N, 97 00 W
Land area > Sq. km 21,640 sq km
Ranked 143th.
9.16 million sq km
Ranked 3rd. 423 times more than Israel

Land area > Square miles 8,522 square miles
Ranked 70th.
3.8 million square miles
Ranked 2nd. 446 times more than Israel
Location Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico
Natural resources timber, potash, copper ore, natural gas, phosphate rock, magnesium bromide, clays, sand coal, copper, lead, molybdenum, phosphates, rare earth elements, uranium, bauxite, gold, iron, mercury, nickel, potash, silver, tungsten, zinc, petroleum, natural gas, timber
Surface area > Sq. km 22,070 km²
Ranked 147th.
9.63 million km²
Ranked 3rd. 436 times more than Israel

Terrain Negev desert in the south; low coastal plain; central mountains; Jordan Rift Valley vast central plain, mountains in west, hills and low mountains in east; rugged mountains and broad river valleys in Alaska; rugged, volcanic topography in Hawaii
Area > Comparative to US places slightly smaller than New Jersey about half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; more than twice the size of the European Union
Area > Water 440 sq km
Ranked 122nd.
664,709 sq km
Ranked 3rd. 1511 times more than Israel

Total area > Sq. km 22,070
Ranked 143th.
9.63 million
Ranked 3rd. 436 times more than Israel

Population density > People per sq. km 319.94 people/m²
Ranked 25th. 10 times more than United States
32.35 people/m²
Ranked 149th.

Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land 183.46 people/km² of arable lan
Ranked 40th. 6 times more than United States
32.62 people/km² of arable lan
Ranked 70th.

Land boundaries > Border countries Egypt 266 km, Gaza Strip 51 km, Jordan 238 km, Lebanon 79 km, Syria 76 km, West Bank 307 km Canada 8,893 km (including 2,477 km with Alaska), Mexico 3,141 km
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 12 nautical mile
Ranked 116th. The same as United States
12 nautical mile
Ranked 61st.

Land use > Arable land 13.68%
Ranked 80th.
16.29%
Ranked 65th. 19% more than Israel

Natural hazards sandstorms may occur during spring and summer; droughts; periodic earthquakes tsunamis; volcanoes; earthquake activity around Pacific Basin; hurricanes along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts; tornadoes in the Midwest and Southeast; mud slides in California; forest fires in the west; flooding; permafrost in northern Alaska, a major impediment to development
Irrigated land 2,250 sq km
Ranked 71st.
230,000 sq km
Ranked 3rd. 102 times more than Israel

Elevation extremes > Highest point Har Meron 1,208 m Mount McKinley (Denali) 6,194 m (highest point in North America)
Area > Land per 1000 2.78 sq km
Ranked 176th.
30.13 sq km
Ranked 51st. 11 times more than Israel

Elevation extremes > Lowest point Dead Sea -408 m Death Valley -86 m
Land area > Sq. km > Per capita 3.04 per 1,000 people
Ranked 173th.
30.16 per 1,000 people
Ranked 56th. 10 times more than Israel

Forest area > Sq. km 1,738
Ranked 149th.
3.03 million
Ranked 4th. 1746 times more than Israel

Total renewable water resources None None
Coastline per 1000 0.0352 km
Ranked 130th.
0.0639 km
Ranked 114th. 82% more than Israel

Population density 282.82 people per sqkm
Ranked 39th. 10 times more than United States
29.77 people per sqkm
Ranked 167th.
Land use > Other 82.62%
Ranked 157th.
83.44%
Ranked 150th. 1% more than Israel

Largest city with population Jerusalem - 704,900 New York City - 8,168,338
Capital city with population Jerusalem - 704,900 Washington, D.C. - 606,900
Map references Middle East North America
Environment > Current issues limited arable land and natural freshwater resources pose serious constraints; desertification; air pollution from industrial and vehicle emissions; groundwater pollution from industrial and domestic waste, chemical fertilizers, and pesticides air pollution resulting in acid rain in both the US and Canada; large emitter of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels; water pollution from runoff of pesticides and fertilizers; limited natural freshwater resources in much of the western part of the country require careful management; desertification
Land use > Permanent crops 3.69%
Ranked 66th. 14 times more than United States
0.26%
Ranked 164th.

Surface area > Sq. km per 1000 3.18 km²
Ranked 176th.
32.59 km²
Ranked 53th. 10 times more than Israel

Note Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee) is an important freshwater source; the Dead Sea is the second saltiest body of water in the world (after Lake Assal in Djibouti); there are about 355 Israeli civilian sites including about 145 small outpost communities in the West Bank, 41 sites in the Golan Heights, and 32 in East Jerusalem world's third-largest country by size (after Russia and Canada) and by population (after China and India); Mt. McKinley is highest point in North America and Death Valley the lowest point on the continent
Area > Total per 1000 2.84 sq km
Ranked 180th.
32.31 sq km
Ranked 51st. 11 times more than Israel

Surface area > Sq. km > Per capita 3.19 km² per 1,000 people
Ranked 180th.
32.5 km² per 1,000 people
Ranked 54th. 10 times more than Israel

Environment > International agreements > Party to Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Seals, Antarctic Treaty, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
Area > Water per 1000 0.0602 sq km
Ranked 101st.
2.19 sq km
Ranked 19th. 36 times more than Israel

Border to area ratio 0.049 km/km²
Ranked 11th. 39 times more than United States
0.00126 km/km²
Ranked 155th.
Highest point Har Meron or Mount Hermon (The southern parts of the mountain are controlled by Israel but are internationally recognized as part of Syria) Mount McKinley
Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area 83.69 sq. km
Ranked 34th. 26% more than United States
66.57 sq. km
Ranked 36th.

Irrigated land > Per capita 0.29 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 67th.
0.77 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 26th. 3 times more than Israel

Area > Water > Per capita 61.86 sq km per 1 million peo
Ranked 105th.
2,187.8 sq km per 1 million peo
Ranked 20th. 35 times more than Israel

Highest town Beit Jann Alma
Google Street View, year added 2,012
Ranked 29th. About the same as United States
2,007
Ranked 73th.
Freshwater > Withdrawal > Total 2.05 477
Freshwater > Withdrawal > Per capita 305 1600
Forested Land 6.4%
Ranked 158th.
24.7%
Ranked 108th. 4 times more than Israel
Highest point elevation None
None
Marine Coastline 273 km
Ranked 137th.
19,924 km
Ranked 9th. 73 times more than Israel
Irrigated land per million 290 sq km
Ranked 68th.
771.61 sq km
Ranked 28th. 3 times more than Israel

Land boundaries > Total 1,017 km
Ranked 119th.
12,034 km
Ranked 6th. 12 times more than Israel

Land boundaries > Total per million 139.15 km
Ranked 94th. 4 times more than United States
39.57 km
Ranked 135th.

Continent or sub continent Middle East North America
Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area 14.74%
Ranked 84th.
15.14%
Ranked 80th. 3% more than Israel

Agricultural land > % of land area 23.15%
Ranked 140th.
44.88%
Ranked 81st. 94% more than Israel

Arable land > % of land area 13.96%
Ranked 81st.
17.51%
Ranked 63th. 25% more than Israel

Low-lying areas > Elevation under 5 metres > % of land area 7.82%
Ranked 54th. 5 times more than United States
1.72%
Ranked 119th.

Area > Total > Per capita 2.92 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 198th.
32.34 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 62nd. 11 times more than Israel

Land boundaries > Total > Per capita 0.143 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 101st. 4 times more than United States
0.04 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 144th.

Environment > International agreements > Signed, but not ratified Marine Life Conservation Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Biodiversity, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Hazardous Wastes
Lowest point Dead Sea Badwater Basin
Lowest point altitude \u2212418 m (\u22121,371 ft) \u221285.5 m (\u2212280.5 ft)
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Forest area > % of land area 8.03%
Ranked 154th.
33.12%
Ranked 81st. 4 times more than Israel

Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land area 17.43%
Ranked 80th. 26% more than United States
13.82%
Ranked 104th.

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total 1.95 cu km/yr
Ranked 89th.
478.4 cu km/yr
Ranked 3rd. 245 times more than Israel

Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters > % of total population 8.26%
Ranked 77th. 2 times more than United States
4.1%
Ranked 115th.

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita per million people 37.73 cu m/yr
Ranked 12th. 7 times more than United States
5.36 cu m/yr
Ranked 51st.

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total per million people 0.253 cu km/yr
Ranked 100th.
1.51 cu km/yr
Ranked 6th. 6 times more than Israel

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total 1.95 cu km/yr
Ranked 89th.
478.4 cu km/yr
Ranked 3rd. 245 times more than Israel

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita 282.4 cu m/yr
Ranked 14th.
1,583 cu m/yr
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Israel

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita 282.4 cu m/yr
Ranked 14th.
1,583 cu m/yr
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Israel

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita per million people 37.73 cu m/yr
Ranked 12th. 7 times more than United States
5.36 cu m/yr
Ranked 51st.

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total per million people 0.253 cu km/yr
Ranked 100th.
1.51 cu km/yr
Ranked 6th. 6 times more than Israel

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