On Which Continent Is Jerusalem Located?


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Jerusalem is situated where three of the seven continents meet: Asia, Africa and Europe. It is the largest city in Israel, which is located in Western Asia.

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On Which Continent Is Jerusalem Located?
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Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, located in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. In 2009, it recorded a population of 791,000, which pales in comparison to Israel's largest city, Tel Aviv, with a population of over 3.8 million. Jerusalem is considered the birthplace of the three major world religions: Islam, Judaism and Christianity. In May 1948, the United Nations recognized Israel as its own country in the Middle East.

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