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Capital : Damascus
Language :  Arabic
Currency :  Syrian pound
Population : 18 564 000
Area : 185 180 km2

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Syria facts

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Friday of October.

2. The national top-level domain is .sy . There are over 1,360 websites with this extension.

3. The most popular pages with the .sy extension are: syrianow.sy, sana.sy and alwehda.gov.sy.

4. In this country there are over 60 240 km of paved roads, including over 1,943 km of express roads (0.09% of all roads in the world).

5. The country has 90 airports, 29 of the paved surface.

6. In this country there are more than 2 052 km of railway tracks.

7. Full name of the country – Syrian Arab Republic.

8. Political system – republic.


Geography in Syria

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1. The lowest located place in the country is Lake Tiberias – 200 m.p.p.

2. The country is 1.7 times smaller than Poland.

3. Syria borders with such countries as: Iraq 605 km, Israel 76 km, Jordan 375 km, Lebanon 375 km, Turkey 822 km.

4. The longest river is the Euphrates.

5. The highest peak is Hermon, 2 814 m above sea level.

6. There are 138640 km2 of agricultural land in Syria (75% of the country).

7. Rankous is the highest ranked city in the country.

8. 4726 sq km of land is covered by forests (2.6%)

64. The nearest capital in a straight line from Damascus is Beirut (Lebanon) – 87 km.

65. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Damascus is Nukuʻalofa (Tonga) – 16629 km.


Finance in Syria

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1. The minimum wage varies from 9,765 pound to 14,760 pound per month (data from 2013).

2. The amount of income tax in Syria is 22%.

3. The level of inflation in 2018 is 27.1%.

4. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 4,684,000,000 (PLN 20,047,500,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 73 670,000,000 (PLN 315 307 600,000).

5. The internal debt at the beginning of 2015 was 41% GDP, or around: $1,025,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $13,321 .

6. At the beginning of 2015 , foreign debt was around: $ 5,812,000,000 .

7. The country has over $1,725,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.014% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

8. Syria has 25800 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Syria

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1. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

2. In this country, women can get married at the age of 17, and men aged 18.

3. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 43 days.

4. The last death penalty was completed in 2012.


Education in Syria

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

2. The average IQ level is 83.

3. In this country there are 13.6% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 3,220,236 people).


Work in Syria

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1. The minimum wage varies from 9,765 pound to 14,760 pound per month (data from 2013).

2. The amount of income tax in Syria is 22%.

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 15.2% .

4. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 43 days.

5. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Syria

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1. The Syrian city of Damascus is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. The first settlers appeared in it over 5,000 years ago.

2. The lowest located place in the country is Lake Tiberias – 200 m.p.p.

3. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

4. The longest river is the Euphrates.

5. The highest peak is Hermon, 2 814 m above sea level.

6. Rankous is the highest ranked city in the country.

7. The lowest temperature: -23 °C was measured in Idlib.

8. The highest temperature: 49.4 °C was measured in Hassakah.


Army in Syria

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 25 place,
2018 > year – 48 place.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – 170,000 professional and 550,000 reservists,
2018 year – 154,000 professional and 150 000 reservists.

3. Number of equipment:
2014 year – 4900 tanks, 5100 > armored vehicles, 470 jet aircraft and 170 helicopters,
2018 year – 4640 tanks, 4510 armored vehicles, 457 jet aircraft and 167 helicopters.

4. Army spending:
2014 year – $ 1,800,000,000 (PLN 7,704,000,000),
2018 year – $ 1,872,000,000 (PLN 8,012 160,000).

5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 18 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style = "color: green;"> 18 ships.


Society in Syria

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1. In Syria, on average, an adult consumes about 1.2 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most is drinking spirit – 64%, then wine – 28%, and beer – 8%.

3. In 2010, 4,669 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

4. The average IQ level is 83.

5. 27% of adults living in this country are overweight.

6. On average, women give birth to 2.6 children.

7. In this country over 6 426 000 (2015) 6 025 631 (2018) people have access to internet (around 32% of the population).

8. About 4,900,000 (2018) accounts were created on Facebook.

9. The population density is 107 people / km².

10. The main religion is Islam, 90%.

11. 90% of the population of this country are Arabs.

13. The average age people living in this country is 23.8 years old.

14. In this country there are about:
6,024,000 people (32.49%) in the age range 0-14 years.
11,773,000 people (63.49%) in the age range 15-64 years.
745 400 people (4.02%) over 65 years old.

15. In this country, about 411 000 children are born each year (2.2% of the population), and about 74,200 people die (0.4% of the population).

16. 39 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

17. 50% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

18. In this country an average adult person smokes 84 cigarettes a month.

19. The average life expectancy in this country is 75.4 years (women – 76.9 years and men – 73.9 years).


Symbols of Syria

1. The national alcohol is anise.


History of Syria

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1. The Syrian city of Damascus is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. The first settlers appeared in it over 5,000 years ago.

2. Independence from France was obtained on April 17, 1946.

3. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1949.

4. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.


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What is the highest peak in Syria?

The highest peak in Syria is Hermon (2814 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Syria?

The Eufrat is the largest river in Syria.

answer: Marta


What Syria has national colors?

National colors: red, white, black and green.

answer: Marta


What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is anise.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Syria?

Syria borders with such countries as: Iraq 605 km, Israel 76 km, Jordan 375 km, Lebanon 375 km, Turkey 822 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 23.8 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage varies from 9,765 to 14,760 local currency per month (data from 2013).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Syria?

The population density is 101 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

The motto of the country is: “Unity, freedom, socialism.”

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 49.4 ° C was measured in Hassakah.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -23 ° C was measured in Idlib.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta