Source  had more precise population data for the 1972 census, so I replaced the round numbers formerly listed under Population history. The total population exceeds the sum of the district populations by 145,600, probably because it includes "data for East Jerusalem and Israeli residents in certain other territories under occupation by Israeli military forces since June 1967."
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The Gaza Strip and the West Bank are listed under Palestine in this work, merely because the international standard has issued a code for "Occupied Palestinian Territory". No inference should be drawn about the actual or rightful status of these territories.
Note: The government of the State of Israel has designated Jerusalem as the capital, and most government offices are located there. However, U.N. Resolution 478 denies the legality of this action. Consequently, most other countries regard Tel Aviv-Yafo as the capital and maintain their embassies there.
In 1900, the land now contained in Israel was part of the Ottoman Empire. At the end of World War I, as the Ottoman Empire shattered, Palestine was one of the pieces. It became a British mandate under the League of Nations on 1923-09-29. After World War II, the United Nations drew up plans to partition Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state. Israel, the Jewish state, was created on 1948-05-14, as the British withdrew from their mandate. Initially, its borders conformed to the U.N. plan. War broke out almost immediately between Arabs and Jews. When fighting stopped in 1949-01, the territory controlled by Israel had grown to approximately the size of the six modern districts. During the Six-Day War (1967-06-05 to 1967-06-10), Israel occupied the Sinai Peninsula (later restored to Egypt), the Golan Heights (eventually annexed, but internationally viewed as occupied territory), the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank.
inhabited by tribe of Israel, i.e., descendents of the Biblical patriarch Israel (about 18th cent. B.C.)
Israel is divided into six mehozot (sing. mehoz: districts).
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Israel uses five-digit postal codes. Postal codes for Israeli addresses may be identified by prefixing them with "ISL-", but this is rare.
See the Subdistricts of Israel page.
The districts are divided into subdistricts.
The UN LOCODE page for Israel lists locations in the country, some of them with their latitudes and longitudes, some with their ISO 3166-2 codes for their subdivisions. This information can be put together to approximate the territorial extent of subdivisions.
Differences between column totals and figures in the Total row usually represent Israeli citizens residing in the occupied territories.
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