Israel - Formatting standards & code snippets

Here is a complete list of standards and formats used in Israel. It includes a full list of ISO codes, number, date, currency, telephone and address formats. You will also get code examples on how to perform the most common formatting operations in Java, C#, JavaScript and PHP. Multiple resource files are made available, mainly the complete list of states, in different formats such as CSV, XML, JSON, HTML and SQL.

What are the ISO-3166-1 codes for Israel?

  • Alpha-2: IL
  • Alpha-3: ISR
  • Numeric: 376
  • Java Locale Code: he_IL
  • .Net CultireInfo Code: he-IL
  • PHP Locale Code: he_IL

What is the official language in Israel?

  • Hebrew

What is the date format in Israel?

The official date format is little-endian, but little-endian is often used:

  • Format: dd.mm.yyyy
    Ex: 03.12.2014 for December 31st 2014
How to format dates for Israel in Java, C#, PHP, and JavaScript

What is the time format in Israel?

The time format in Israel is mostly 24-hour notation, but 24-hour format is also commonly adopted.

  • HH:mm[:ss]
    Ex: 21:00 for 09:00PM, and 09:00 for 09:00AM
How to format time for Israel in Java, C#, PHP, and JavaScript

What is the numeric format in Israel?

    Format: 999,999,999.99

  • Group Size: 3
  • Grouping Character: , (Comma)
  • Decimal Character: . (Dot)
How to format numbers for Israel in Java, C#, PHP, and JavaScript

What is the currency format in Israel?

    Format: ₪ 999,999,999.99

  • Group Size: 3
  • Grouping Character: , (Comma)
  • Decimal Character: . (Dot)
  • Currency Symbol:
  • Currency Symbol Position: Before number
  • Currency Name: Israeli new shekel (ILS)
How to format currencies for Israel in Java, C#, PHP, and JavaScript

Download list of districts for Israel in plain text, CSV, JSON, HTML, SQL and XML

List Of Districts: HTML - Select Control

----------------------------------
 ISO_3166-2 code + name - English
----------------------------------
<select>
	<option value="IL-D">Southern District</option>
	<option value="IL-M">Central District</option>
	<option value="IL-Z">Northern District</option>
	<option value="IL-HA">Haifa</option>
	<option value="IL-TA">Tel Aviv</option>
	<option value="IL-JM">Jerusalem</option>	
</select>

----------------------------------
 ISO_3166-2 code + name - Hebrew
----------------------------------
<select>
	<option value="IL-D">מחוז הדרום</option>
	<option value="IL-M">מָחוֹז הַמֶרְכָּז</option>
	<option value="IL-Z">מחוז הצפון</option>
	<option value="IL-HA">מחוז חיפה</option>
	<option value="IL-TA">מָחוֹז תֵּל אָבִיב</option>
	<option value="IL-JM">מחוז ירושלים</option>	
</select>

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 ISO_3166-2 code + name - Arabic
----------------------------------
<select>
	<option value="IL-D">لواء الجنوب</option>
	<option value="IL-M">المنطقة الوسطى</option>
	<option value="IL-Z">منطقة الشمال</option>
	<option value="IL-HA">منطقة حيفا</option>
	<option value="IL-TA">منطقة تل أبيب</option>
	<option value="IL-JM">منطقة القدس</option>	
</select>

List of districts: CSV

// English
code,name
IL-D,"Southern District"
IL-M,"Central District"
IL-Z,"Northern District"
IL-HA,"Haifa"
IL-TA,"Tel Aviv"
IL-JM,"Jerusalem"

// Hebrew
code,name
IL-D,"מחוז הדרום"
IL-M,"מָחוֹז הַמֶרְכָּז"
IL-Z,"מחוז הצפון"
IL-HA,"מחוז חיפה"
IL-TA,"מָחוֹז תֵּל אָבִיב"
IL-JM,"מחוז ירושלים"

// Arabic
code,name
IL-D,"لواء الجنوب"
IL-M,"المنطقة الوسطى"
IL-Z,"منطقة الشمال"
IL-HA,"منطقة حيفا"
IL-TA,"منطقة تل أبيب"
IL-JM,"منطقة القدس"

List of districts: JSON

----------------------------------
 ISO-3166-2 code + Name - English
----------------------------------
[
	{code: "IL-D", name: "Southern District"},
	{code: "IL-M", name: "Central District"},
	{code: "IL-Z", name: "Northern District"},
	{code: "IL-HA", name: "Haifa"},
	{code: "IL-TA", name: "Tel Aviv"},
	{code: "IL-JM", name: "Jerusalem"}	
]

---------------------------------
 ISO-3166-2 code + Name - Hebrew
---------------------------------
[
	{code: "IL-D", name: "מחוז הדרום"},
	{code: "IL-M", name: "מָחוֹז הַמֶרְכָּז"},
	{code: "IL-Z", name: "מחוז הצפון"},
	{code: "IL-HA", name: "מחוז חיפה"},
	{code: "IL-TA", name: "מָחוֹז תֵּל אָבִיב"},
	{code: "IL-JM", name: "מחוז ירושלים"}	
]

---------------------------------
 ISO-3166-2 code + Name - Arabic
---------------------------------
[
	{code: "IL-D", name: "لواء الجنوب"},
	{code: "IL-M", name: "المنطقة الوسطى"},
	{code: "IL-Z", name: "منطقة الشمال"},
	{code: "IL-HA", name: "منطقة حيفا"},
	{code: "IL-TA", name: "منطقة تل أبيب"},
	{code: "IL-JM", name: "منطقة القدس"}	
]

List of districts: SQL

-- -----------------------------------------------------
-- Table `district`
-- -----------------------------------------------------
DROP TABLE IF EXISTS district;

CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS district (
  id INT(10) UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
  code VARCHAR(6) NOT NULL,
  name_en VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL,
  name_he VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL,
  name_ar VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY (id),
  UNIQUE INDEX id_UNIQUE (id ASC),
  UNIQUE INDEX code_UNIQUE (code ASC)
) ENGINE = InnoDB;

INSERT INTO district (id, code, name_en, name_he, name_ar) VALUES (null, 'IL-D', 'Southern District', 'מחוז הדרום', 'لواء الجنوب');
INSERT INTO district (id, code, name_en, name_he, name_ar) VALUES (null, 'IL-M', 'Central District', 'מָחוֹז הַמֶרְכָּז', 'المنطقة الوسطى');
INSERT INTO district (id, code, name_en, name_he, name_ar) VALUES (null, 'IL-Z', 'Northern District', 'מחוז הצפון', 'منطقة الشمال');
INSERT INTO district (id, code, name_en, name_he, name_ar) VALUES (null, 'IL-HA', 'Haifa', 'מחוז חיפה', 'منطقة حيفا');
INSERT INTO district (id, code, name_en, name_he, name_ar) VALUES (null, 'IL-TA', 'Tel Aviv', 'מָחוֹז תֵּל אָבִיב', 'منطقة تل أبيب');
INSERT INTO district (id, code, name_en, name_he, name_ar) VALUES (null, 'IL-JM', 'Jerusalem', 'מחוז ירושלים', 'منطقة القدس');

List of districts: XML

<!-- ISO-3166-2 code + name - English -->
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<districts>
	<district>
		<code>IL-D</code>
		<name>Southern District</name>
	</district>
	<district>
		<code>IL-M</code>
		<name>Central District</name>
	</district>
	<district>
		<code>IL-Z</code>
		<name>Northern District</name>
	</district>
	<district>
		<code>IL-HA</code>
		<name>Haifa</name>
	</district>
	<district>
		<code>IL-TA</code>
		<name>Tel Aviv</name>
	</district>
	<district>
		<code>IL-JM</code>
		<name>Jerusalem</name>
	</district>					
</districts>

<!-- ISO-3166-2 code + name - Hebrew -->
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<districts>
	<district>
		<code>IL-D</code>
		<name>מחוז הדרום</name>
	</district>
	<district>
		<code>IL-M</code>
		<name>מָחוֹז הַמֶרְכָּז</name>
	</district>
	<district>
		<code>IL-Z</code>
		<name>מחוז הצפון</name>
	</district>
	<district>
		<code>IL-HA</code>
		<name>מחוז חיפה</name>
	</district>
	<district>
		<code>IL-TA</code>
		<name>מָחוֹז תֵּל אָבִיבv</name>
	</district>
	<district>
		<code>IL-JM</code>
		<name>מחוז ירושלים</name>
	</district>					
</districts>

<!-- ISO-3166-2 code + name - Arabic -->
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<districts>
	<district>
		<code>IL-D</code>
		<name>لواء الجنوب</name>
	</district>
	<district>
		<code>IL-M</code>
		<name>المنطقة الوسطى</name>
	</district>
	<district>
		<code>IL-Z</code>
		<name>منطقة الشمال</name>
	</district>
	<district>
		<code>IL-HA</code>
		<name>منطقة حيفا</name>
	</district>
	<district>
		<code>IL-TA</code>
		<name>منطقة تل أبيب</name>
	</district>
	<district>
		<code>IL-JM</code>
		<name>منطقة القدس</name>
	</district>					
</districts>