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Syrian Arab Republic's Information

Flag of Syrian Arab Republic
Land Area 183,630 km2
Water Area 1,550 km2
Total Area 185,180 km2
Population 17,185,170
Population Density 92.80 / km2
Government Type Presidential Republic; Highly Authoritarian Regime
GDP (PPP) $50.28 Billion
GDP Per Capita $2,900
Currency Pound (SYP)
Largest Cities
  • Aleppo (1,602,264)
  • Damascus (1,569,394)
  • Homs (775,404)
  • Hamah (460,602)
  • Latakia (340,181)
  • Deir ez-Zor (242,565)
  • Ar Raqqah (177,636)
  • Al Bab (130,745)
  • Idlib (128,840)
  • Douma (111,864)
  • 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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