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Eilat, Israel flag of Israel


:: City of Eliat

Sister City since:

June 18, 1959

:: Sister City Committee

Distance from L.A.:

7,744 Miles


Eilat, the southernmost city of Israel, is a unique metropolis extended on the coast of the Red Sea. Known for its breathtakingly beautiful Coral Reefs and wide varieties of marine life, the city celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1999 and has grown over the past decade to become a center of international attention. Tens of thousands of visitors come from all over the globe to enjoy magnificent diving and pleasant summer weather year round.

Population: The population of Eilat is around 48,000 residents. The population of Israel is around 5,842,454.

Location: Eilat is located in Israel in the Middle East .

Climate: The climate of Israel tends to be temperate; hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas.

Local Time: The local time of Eilat is Greenwhich Mountain Time +3 which is eleven hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Capital of Israel: The capital of Israel is Jerusalem.

National Day of Israel: Independence Day, 14 May 1948. Note---Israel declared independence on 14 May 1948 but the Jewish calendar is lunar and the holiday may occur in April or May

Flag of Israel: The flag of Israel ie white with a blue hexagram (six pointed linear star) known as the Magen David (Shield of David) centered between two equal horizontal blue bands near the top and bottom edges of the flag.

Currency: The currency of Israel is 1 new Israeli shekel (NIS).

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