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Syria is the land that gave humanity the world's first alphabet. A country offertile plains, mountains and deserts, it is home to many different ethnic and religious groups. Modern Syria gained its independence from France in 1946.

Facts about Syria

Administrative divisions: 14 provinces (muhafazat , singular - muhafazah); Al Hasakah , Al Ladhiqiyah , Al Qunaytirah , Ar Raqqah , As Suwayda' , Dar'a , Dayr az Zawr , Dimashq , Halab , Hamah , Hims , Idlib , Rif Dimashq , Tartus
Area: total: 185 ,180 sq km land: 184 ,050 sq km water: 1 ,130 sq km note: includes 1 ,295 sq km of Israeli-occupied territory
Background: Following the breakup of the Ottoman Empire during World War I , France administered Syria until its independence in 1946. The country lacked political stability , however , and experienced a series of military coups during its first decades. Syria united with Egypt in February 1958 to form the United Arab Republic. In September 1961 , the two entities separated , and the Syrian Arab Republic was reestablished. In November 1970 , Hafiz al-ASAD , a member of the Socialist Ba'th Party and the minority Alawite sect , seized power in a bloodless coup and brought political stability to the country. In the 1967 Arab-Israeli War , Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel. During the 1990s , Syria and Israel held occasional peace talks over its return. Following the death of President al-ASAD , his son , Bashar al-ASAD , was approved as president by popular referendum in July 2000. Syrian troops - stationed in Lebanon since 1976 in an ostensible peacekeeping role - were withdrawn in April 2005. During the July-August 2006 conflict between Israel and Hizballah , Syria placed its military forces on alert but did not intervene directly on behalf of its ally Hizballah.
Flag description: three equal horizontal bands of red (top) , white , and black , colors associated with the Arab Liberation flag; two small , green , five-pointed stars in a horizontal line centered in the white band; former flag of the United Arab Republic where the two stars represented the constituent states of Syria and Egypt; similar to the flag of Yemen , which has a plain white band , Iraq , which has an Arabic inscription centered in the white band , and that of Egypt , which has a gold Eagle of Saladin centered in the white band; the current design dates to 1980
Capital: name: Damascus geographic coordinates: 33 30 N , 36 18 E time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr , begins 1 April; ends 30 September
Climate: mostly desert; hot , dry , sunny summers (June to August) and mild , rainy winters (December to February) along coast; cold weather with snow or sleet periodically in Damascus
Currency code:
Ethnic groups: Arab 90.3% , Kurds , Armenians , and other 9.7%
Geographic coordinates: 35 00 N , 38 00 E
Geography note: there are 42 Israeli settlements and civilian land use sites in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights (August 2005 est.)
Government type: republic under an authoritarian military-dominated regime
Imports partners: Saudi Arabia 12.1% , China 8.9% , Egypt 6.3% , Italy 6.1% , UAE 6% , Ukraine 4.9% , Germany 4.7% , Iran 4.4% (2007)
Internet country code: .sy
Land boundaries: 193 km
Neighbouring countries: total: 2 ,253 km border countries: Iraq 605 km , Israel 76 km , Jordan 375 km , Lebanon 375 km , Turkey 822 km
Languages: Arabic (official); Kurdish , Armenian , Aramaic , Circassian widely understood; French , English somewhat understood
Location: Middle East , bordering the Mediterranean Sea , between Lebanon and Turkey
Map references: Middle East
National holiday: Independence Day , 17 April (1946)
Nationality: noun: Syrian(s) adjective: Syrian
Natural hazards: dust storms , sandstorms
Population: 19 ,747 ,586 note: in addition , about 40 ,000 people live in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights - 20 ,000 Arabs (18 ,000 Druze and 2 ,000 Alawites) and about 20 ,000 Israeli settlers (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Sunni Muslim 74% , other Muslim (includes Alawite , Druze) 16% , Christian (various denominations) 10% , Jewish (tiny communities in Damascus , Al Qamishli , and Aleppo)
Terrain: primarily semiarid and desert plateau; narrow coastal plain; mountains in west
Unemployment rate: 9% (2007 est.)

Capital of Syrian Arab Republic

Dimashq (click to view Dimashq map)

Places in Syria

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Syria. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Al-Hasakah Governorate (927 google map locations)
Al-Qunaytirah Governorate (258 google map locations)
Aleppo Governorate (1299 google map locations)
Ar-Raqqa Governorate (521 google map locations)
As-Suwayda Governorate (166 google map locations)
Damas Governorate (176 google map locations)
Daraa Governorate (148 google map locations)
Deir ez-Zor Governorate (86 google map locations)
Hama Governorate (1674 google map locations)
Homs Governorate (528 google map locations)
Idlib Governorate (688 google map locations)
Latakia Governorate (652 google map locations)
Rif Dimashq Governorate (192 google map locations)
Tartus Governorate (484 google map locations)

Random cities in Syria

Dimashq, the capital city of Syria.

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