:: MIDDLE EAST - Syria

Capital: Damascus

Total Population (million): 19.8905846565
Annual growth rate: 2.350526%
Density: 106.0857inhab./km²
Urban population: 50.82%
Ethnic Origins:
Official Language: Arabic
Other languages spoken: Kurdish (spoken in the North and Northeast), Armenian (mainly in Haleb), Turkish (east of the Euphrates) and Aramean (biblical language spoken in the North of Damascus). French is little spoken, English prevails in huge cities.
Business language: Arabic, French and English.
Religion: Sunni Muslims 74%, Christians 10%, Others 16% (especially alawites, druzes and jews).
Country overview

Area: 185180 km²
Type of State: Arab Republic officially based on parliamentary democracy but in reality it is controlled by an authoritarian, military dominated regime where President and his ruling party have immense powers.
Type of economy: Lower-middle-income economy
A country which depends a lot on its petroleum activity.

Telephone code:
To call from Syria, dial 00
To call in Syria, dial 963
Internet suffix: .sy
Telephone lines:
Internet users:
Access to electricity: n.c.


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