Facts about Israel can be found in numerous places online, including the website of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, accessible at MFA.gov.il. The World Factbook, produced by the CIA, contains facts and figures about all of the nations in the world, including Israel, and can be accessed at CIA.gov.
Israel achieved independence on May 14, 1948. The country has a parliamentary democracy style government. The country has no formal constitution but has a mixed legal system based on English common law, British Mandate regulations and Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious laws. Israel's population is more than 8 million as of a 2014 government estimate.