Where Is Jerusalem Located?

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Jerusalem is located on the continent of Asia in the state of Israel. The city of Jerusalem was divided between Jordan and Israel until 1967. The state of Israel has named Jerusalem its official capital, however, the United Nations will not acknowledge it as official.

All branches of the Israeli government are located in Jerusalem, including the legislative, executive and judicial branches. In 1995, the United States government relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is 35 kilometers away from the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea has the lowest elevation of water on Earth. Having an adequate water supply has been an issue that has plagued the city.