MIDDLE EAST -
Total Population (million): 19.8905846565
Annual growth rate: 2.350526%
Urban population: 50.82%
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).
Area: 185180 kmÂ²
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
Type of economy: Lower-middle-income economy
A country which depends a lot on its petroleum activity.
To call from Syria, dial 00
To call in Syria, dial 963
Internet suffix: .sy
Access to electricity: n.c.