Middle East > Syria


Capital: Damascus . GDP growth (annual %)
Key Facts

Full name: The Syrian Arab Republic
Population: 20.7 million (UN, 2011)
Area: 185,180 sq km (71,498 sq miles)
Major language: Arabic
Major religions: Islam, Christianity
Life expectancy: 74 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 Syrian pound = 100 piastres
Main exports: Oil, gas
GNI per capita: US $2,750 (World Bank, 2010)
Internet domain: .sy
International dialling code: +963

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