In general terms, Syria is a flat desert plateau, dissected by mountains with a narrow coastal plain that fronts the Mediterranean Sea.
In the west-central and north the Anti-Lebanon and Bishri mountains dominate the landscape. The highest point, Mt Hermon, stands in the far southwest at 9,232 ft. (2,814 m).
Significant bodies of water include Lake al-Assad (a man-made reservoir,) created by a dam on the Euphrates River.
The Euphrates and its longest tributary, the Khabur, (both rising in the mountains of Turkey) are the major rivers. Dozens of much smaller rivers flow down into the central valleys.
Syrian Arab Republic's Information
|Land Area||183,630 km2|
|Water Area||1,550 km2|
|Total Area||185,180km2 (#87)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic; Highly Authoritarian Regime|
|GDP (PPP)||$50.28 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$2,900|
|More Information||Syrian Arab Republic|