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About Country

Approximately 17.5 million (2021 estimate)
Population Density
99 people per square kilometer
$26.4 billion (nominal, 2020 estimate)
Arabic is the official language, with Kurdish, Armenian, and Aramaic also spoken
Syrian pound (SYP)
National Dish
Syrian cuisine is known for its flavorful and diverse dishes, including meze (appetizers), kebabs, and stews
Sunni Islam is the predominant religion in Syria, with significant minorities of Shia Muslims, Alawites, and Christians
Syria has a Mediterranean climate, with hot and dry summers and mild winters
Main Industries
Oil and gas production, agriculture, textiles, and food processing
Level of Development
Syria is classified as a low-income developing country, with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 154 out of 189 countries (2020)
Approximately 185,180 square kilometers

Journey through the captivating history and cultural tapestry of Syria 🇸🇾. Explore ancient ruins 🏛️, savor traditional cuisine 🥘, and experience the warmth and hospitality of its people. Unearth the treasures of this storied land on your unforgettable adventure!

Syria is a country located in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, and Israel. It has a rich history and culture, with ancient sites such as Palmyra and Damascus, and is known for its delicious cuisine, including dishes such as hummus, falafel, and shawarma.


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  • Syria

Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in Syria include:

  • 1

    Palmyra: an ancient city in the Syrian desert that was once a major center of trade and culture in the Middle East.

  • 2

    Umayyad Mosque: a historic mosque in Damascus that is considered one of the most important religious sites in the Muslim world.

  • 3

    Krak des Chevaliers: a well-preserved medieval castle located in the Homs Governorate that was built by the Knights Hospitaller.

  • 4

    Apamea: an ancient Greek city that was once an important center of trade and commerce.

  • 5

    Souq Al-Hamidiyya: a bustling market in Damascus that offers a wide variety of goods, from traditional textiles and handicrafts to modern electronics and clothing.

  • 6

    Dead Cities: a series of abandoned ancient towns and villages in northwestern Syria that offer a glimpse into the region's rich history.

  • 7

    Saladin's Castle: a medieval castle located in the Latakia Governorate that was once used as a strategic military stronghold.

  • 8

    Roman Theatre: a well-preserved Roman theater located in the ancient city of Bosra that is still used for cultural events and performances.

  • 9

    Al-Azem Palace: a beautiful 18th-century palace located in the Old City of Damascus that is now a museum.

  • 10

    Mount Qasioun: a mountain located on the outskirts of Damascus that offers stunning views of the city and surrounding countryside.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that Syria has to offer, despite the challenges faced by the country in recent years.


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