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Interesting facts about Israel

Israel produces more scientific papers per capita – 109 per 10,000 – than any other nation. It has the highest number of scientists and engineers per capita than any other country in the world and the highest concentration of hi-tech companies outside of Silicon Valley.

Israel has the highest number of start-up companies per rata. In absolute terms, the highest number, except the U.S., Israel has a ratio of patents filed.

The country has the highest number of solar power water heaters per capita in the world. Israel is ranked 2 in the world for venture capital funds, behind the USA.

It has more museums per capita and the second highest publication of new books per capita.

Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant absorbing nation on earth. These immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom or expression, economic opportunity, and quality of life.

Israel is one of only 8 countries in the world that has the capability to launch its own satellites into space.

More than 85% of solid waste in Israel is treated in an environmentally-sound manner…a higher percentage than the vast majority of the world can claim. It is the only country in the world which had a net gain in the number of trees last year.

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