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Israel’s Population Crosses 9 Million On 71st Independence Day


י״ז במרחשון ה׳תש״פ (15 בNovember 2019)


The Central Bureau of Statistics reports on the eve of Israel's 71st Independence Day that Israel's population has now passed 9 million.
Over the past year, 188,000 children were born, 31,000 people immigrated to Israel and 47,000 people died. A total of 9.021 million citizens and legal permanent residents live in Israel, including 6.697 million Jews, who make up 74.3% of the total population.
The Central Bureau of Statistics projects that Israel's population will reach 10 million by 2024.
6,697,000 citizens are Jewish (74.3%), 1,890,000 are Arabic (20.9%), and 434,000 (4.8%) belong other religions.
Approximately 45% of the total world Jewish population now lives in the State of Israel.

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