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Syrian Arab Republic Facts

  • Name: Syria
    (long form) Syrian Arab Republic
  • Capital City: Damascus (1,711,000 pop.)
  • Syria Population: 22,457,336 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Syrian Pound (SYP)
    (conversion rates)

    Syrian pound
    100 Syrian pounds
  • Ethnicity: Arab 90.3%, Kurds, Armenian, other 9.7%
  • GDP total: $107.6 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $5,100 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Arabic (official); Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian widely understood; French, English somewhat understood
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Aleppo (Halab), Damascus, Homs, Ladhiqiyah
  • Name: Syria's name was given by the Greeks, and is derived from Assyria
  • National Day: April 17
  • Religion: Sunni Muslim 74%, other Muslim (includes Alawite, Druze) 16%, Christian (various denominations) 10%, Jewish (tiny communities in Damascus, Al Qamishli, and Aleppo)
  • Symbols

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.