- Discover essay samples

Israel 2

4.9 of 5.0 (12 reviews)

804 words

Israel 2 Page 1
Israel 2 Page 2
Israel 2 Page 3
The above thumbnails are of reduced quality. To view the work in full quality, click download.

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 Negev, a partly mountainous triangular desert makes up 60% of Israel's land area.' Encarta

Israel climate is Mediterranean. It has mild, moist rainy winters and hot, dry summers. ' Temperatures varies considerably with altitude, exposure to the sea, and predominant winds. January is normally the coldest month and August the warmest. In upland regions such as Jerusalem, January temperatures average 9 degrees Celsius (48 Degrees Fahrenheit) while August temperatures average 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees 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 erosion.'

'Much of Israel's desert contains poor soil, the northern Negev, the coastal plains, and the interior valleys provide patches of productive soils. Twenty one percent of Israel's land is used for crops or orchards.' 'Most cultivable soils in Israel require irrigation and careful management; of 4,370 square kilometers under cultivation, 44% is irrigated.' Encarta 'The Dead Sea contains valuable minerals such as potash, bromine, and magnesium, all which are exploited mainly for export. The Negev contains deposits of many minerals, including Copper, Phosphate, Bromine and clay. Small quantities of oil and natural gas are also mined from areas near the Dead Sea and south of Tel Aviv ' Yafo.' Encarta

' The unnavigable Jordan River forms the northern portion of the borders between Israel and Jordan and between the West Bank and Jordan. The rivers flows through the Sea of Galilee which provides many species of fish and supplies more than half of Israel's fresh water. The Jordan empties into the Dead Sea, a highly saline lake supplying many important minerals. Parts of the Dead Sea lie in Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank. The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea lie below sea level; the shore of the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth's surface. The coastline 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.'

Israel has a variety of natural environments. 'They are marked by regional differences in altitude, rainfall, topography and soils, latitude, and it produces equally varied plant life. Of about 2,500 species of plants, the majority is xerophytic, or capable of enduring prolonged dry spells. Three distinct vegetative regions, each comprising many subregions, cover Israel. The Mediterranean in most of the northern reaches steppe in the northern Negev. This variety of geographical regions supports a wide range of agricultural products, including citrus fruits, bananas, cotton, tobacco, grapes, dates, figs, olives, almonds, and avocados. Original evergreen forest largely disappeared because of the centuries of cultivation and herding.' Encarta

'Animal life is similarly varied. About a hundred species of mammals inhabit Israel including, wild ...

You are currently seeing 50% of this paper.

You're seeing 804 words of 1607.

Keywords: israel 2 letter country code, israel 2022, israel 2023, israel 2022 election, israel21c, israel 24, israel 2 state solution, israel 2 league table

Similar essays

Babe ruth 2

?Your simply incorrigible? replied Babe?s wife. For years, the great baseball player ?Babe Ruth? has been called this, Yet despite these remarks Babe also possessed a humble heart towards children. Then on the other hand Babe possessed the attribute of being brutal and incorrigible. In this essay I will discuss these so distant characteristics...

181 reviews
World War 2

Introduction was one of the many wars that occurred during the 20th century. During this brutal war many countries, people, and history were changed. The factors that encourged the Germans and Japanese forces allowed them to take over other countries and kill many of people. Now, years later, from a different point of view, the Ge...

131 reviews
China and japan

China and Japan From 1500 to 1800, China and Japan tried to politically and economically established their countries in very different ways. Japan fought war after war for a century before they changed their ways. China on the other hand slowly established a government and used education as a tool to be politically and economically strong....

47 reviews
Herbert Hoover

was president of the United States of America during the time of the great depression. His ideas of capitalism changed the way the government responded to the great depression. His view was that the government should not directly aid the citizens but the government should help out the businesses and the help would trickle down through the system an...

53 reviews
Causes of The Great Depression

The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U.S. history, and one which spread to virtually all of the industrialized world. The depression began in late 1929 and lasted for about a decade. Many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; however, the main cause for the Great Depression was the combination...

124 reviews
Atsisiųsti šį darbą