Israel's population 9.14m on eve of 2020

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The country's population grew by 1.9% over the past year, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports.

Israel's population grew by 1.9% over the past year to 9.14 million, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports. 6.772 million (74.1%) of Israel's citizens are Jewish, 1.916 million (21%) Arabs and 448,000 (21%) others including Russian-speaking immigrants who are not Jewish.

78% of the population growth in 2019 was attributable to births and 22% to immigration. During the year 177,000 babies were born and 34,000 immigrants came to Israel.

Published by Globes, Israel business news - en.globes.co.il - on January 1, 2020

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