Syria Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: Syrians food is either very sweet or very sour. Basic foods include lamb, chicken, chickpeas, eggplant, olives, yogurt, rice, and... More
  • Family: There are no nursing homes in Syria, the elderly are cared for by their family. Divorce is rare, and when... More
  • Fashion: A mix of Arab and Western style of clothing is common.  Both men and women cover their legs to below... More

Syria Facts

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Capital Damascus
Government Type republic under an authoritarian regime
Currency SYP
Population 22,457,336
Total Area 71,498 Square Miles
185,180 Square Kilometers
Location Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Lebanon and Turkey
Language Arabic (official); Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian widely understood; French, English somewhat understood

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