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Fun Facts: Jerusalem

Updated on June 23, 2009
  1. Jerusalem is the city of readers. On average 68% of the population reads one book per month, and 33% of the population reads three books per month.
  2. Around 79 people living in Israel have the name Jerusalem.
  3. Jerusalem has 1,578 public gardens and parks.
  4. On average 1,100 tons of trash are picked up and thrown away and 8,500 km of road are swept daily.
  5. Jerusalem has over 2,000 archeological sites.
  6. There are over 30,000 volunteer workers in Jerusalem
  7. Jerusalem has over 70 cultural centers that teach art, music, poetry, literature, and performance to young people.
  8. There are more than 60 museums in Jerusalem.
  9. There are 90 hotels in Jerusalem hosting over 9,000 hotel rooms.
  10. There are 30 annual festivals in Jerusalem, the most in all of Israel.
  11. There are 26 wineries in Jerusalem.
  12. A lion is the emblam of the munincipality of Jerusalem.
  13. Throughtout Jewish history, Jews have wanted to be buried on Mount of Olives. There is estimated to be about 150,000 graves dating back to the 15th century till now.
  14. There are 7 open gates in the Old City of Jerusalem.
  15. Jerusalem is the focal point of the three Jewish holidays of Sukkot, Pesach, and Shavout.
  16. In the days of Abraham, Jerusalem was called Shalem.
  17. The First Temple was overseen by 3,300 men and built by 150,000 Jewish workers.
  18. King David was buried on Mount Zion.
  19. There are over 6,000 species of plants in the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens.
  20. The length of the wall surrounding the old city is 4 km.
  21. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as ranked by the Times, is number 128 out of 200 universities in the world. According to Newsweek, it is number 82 out of 100 universities in the world. Jiaotong lists it as number 64 out of 500 universities in the world.
  22. Hebrew University is linked to two Nobel Peace Prize winners: Robert Aumman and Daniel Kahneman.
  23. Jerusalem has one of the highest rated night clubs in the world: 17 Haoman.

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    • ReuVera profile image

      ReuVera 8 years ago from USA

      Thanks for interesting facts. Some of them I didn't know.

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      My Inner Jew 8 years ago

      I was really surprised about how many volunteer workers there were...30,000 that is a lot!

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      ReuVera 8 years ago from USA

      I live in a tiny town in WI. There are no Jews here except my family, but I met here a man, a Christian, who goes to Israel every other year as a volunteer for three months. He is a big fan and supporter of Israel.

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      My Inner Jew 8 years ago

      I know many Christian men and women who are huge supporters of israel. I mean more than the ones who say oh Israel should be christian...i mean the ones who think it should be the jews and they should do what they want how they want and protect it their way...Truly Israel's biggest support system are the Christians who understand Israel and Israelis

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      LondonGirl 8 years ago from London

      Another great hub on Israel - most of those facts were new to me, too.

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      My Inner Jew 8 years ago

      thank you :)

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      BirteEdwards 7 years ago

      Interesting facts on Jerusalem. Only one is not 10o% correct.

      King David was not buried on Mt. Zion, tradition tells us that he is buried there.

      His real burial place would have been in the City of David, as the Tanakh says: David was buried in his city.

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      Harvey Stelman 7 years ago from Illinois

      Jew,

      Nu, vhen inside come outside?

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      Gill 6 years ago

      Thanks this really helped me on my RE homework!!

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      Angel 6 years ago

      Really useful facts :)I hadn't came across barely any of them facts so they were unique and useful :D

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      Digital Fruit 6 years ago

      I've been working on a project involving the city of Jerusalem, and I've been trying to find resources that could bring me a little perspective about the culture, but none really fit the bill. This site has been the first to really show me something about what the culture in Jerusalem finds important.

      digitalfruitblog.blogspot.com

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      I luv soccer lol :D 6 years ago

      It is a great website but I was really looking forward to learning about ancient Jerusalem not so much Jerusalem don't get me wrong the facts where very interesting like..... 1,100 tons of trash is picked up on 8,500 km. of land daily!

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      james225 6 years ago

      thankx only one about king david idk if its right

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      Palestine 5 years ago

      it's called Palestine!

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      Mouhammad 5 years ago

      Read the true and unbiased history of Palestine and then rethink about which side is right.

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      glenna 5 years ago

      A lot of interesting facts! things i never knew

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      glenna 5 years ago

      borrrrringggggggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      somebody 5 years ago

      no its not its cool stop b ing a jeeeeeerrrrrrrrrkkkkkk

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      jj 360 5 years ago

      wow this is interesting

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      Looonytunegirl 5 years ago

      i really thought these facts were crap they DID NOT help me AT ALL with my history h/wk

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      Amy 5 years ago

      Great facts.

      Just cuz the facts don't help you don't mean their crap. @Looonytunegirl

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      Wacudi 5 years ago

      I luv that

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      julie 5 years ago

      The facts does not prvide the correct info!!!

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      alex 5 years ago

      Very useful

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      Teannah; 5 years ago

      thanks; this helped me for my class year 7 asmment

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      Israeli who lives in Jerusalem 5 years ago

      correction:

      in the days of Abraham, Jerusalem was called Yerushalem, not Shalem.

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      coolgirl 5 years ago

      isral the contry jersalms a town in isral lol

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      Rachel 4 years ago

      Wow funny, all you come across the web are not so very fun information, this is fun! and very important info, one of the facts that surprised me are the fact that Jerusalem is not called after the one god, but after a pagan god. it makes sense since the Evosim built Jerusalem and named her. i learned lots of cool stuff from the last time i was on a jerusalem day tour. http://www.goldcarpet.co.il/page.aspx?id=46

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      Diane 4 years ago

      Muslims are a part of Jerusalem too! :)

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