The Holyland is probably the only place in the world where geography and history are so closely cross-linked. Every inch of the land has a story to tell, every hill the scene of a battle, and every stone a monument or tomb.
Area: 28,630 km2.
Population: 8,255,058 (1998).
Capital population: 379,000 (Est. 1997).
It has always been and is still making history, providing lessons for fixture generations to learn.
Principal Cities: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv - Jaffa, Haifa, Ramallah, Akko, Nazareth, Gaza, Eilat, and Tiberias.