Syria Geography

Syria Geography and Population

Syria – geography Syria stretches from a 100 km long Mediterranean coast to steppe and desert areas to the east and southeast. Large parts of the arid areas are uninhabited or very sparsely populated, while 80% of the population lives in the western fifth of the country, primarily in and between the two major cities […]

Syria Economy

Syria Economy

Subchapters: Basic data Public finances and the state budget Banking system Tax system Basic data Fiscal policy As part of fiscal policy, a new budget for 2021 was presented in autumn 2020, which is calculated at 8.5 trillion Syrian pounds – SYP (billion USD[1]). Due to the sharp weakening of the Syrian pound, together with […]

Syria Visa

Syria Visa, Embassy, Holidays and Shopping

VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Syria Before traveling to Syria, you need to apply for a tourist visa. To do this, the following documents are provided to the Syrian Embassy: – a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of the planned entry into Syria – a copy of the first […]

History in Syria

History in Syria

The first settlements on the site of modern Syria began to appear in the fourth millennium BC. Their inhabitants were mainly engaged in agriculture and cattle breeding. Due to the favorable geographical position, these lands were repeatedly attacked by various states. Around the 3rd millennium BC. here stretched the territory of the state of Ebla. […]

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Syria State Facts

  CAPITAL Damascus STATE STRUCTURE Presidential republic INTERNAL DIVISION Syria is divided into 14 governorates, the head of which is appointed by the Minister of the Interior after the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers. Each governorate elects a local parliament. The governorate of Quneitra has been occupied by Israel since 1973, part of the […]

Syria Politics

Syria Geography and Politics

Syria. Officially “Syrian Arab Republic”. Country of the Middle East which limits the south with Israel and Jordan, to the west with Lebanon and the Mediterranean, to the north with Turkey and to the east with Iraq. Its capital is Damascus. Most of the population profess Islam, with Sunnism being the majority Muslim group. Syria was established as a modern state after World War One under French rule, gaining independence in April of 1946, after which several military coups followed until 1971. […]

Syria - Quiet before the Storm 2

Syria – Quiet before the Storm? Part 3

The nail in the coffin for Syria’s rule in Lebanon came in February 2005, when former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri was killed in an assassination attempt in Beirut. The assassination of post-war Lebanon’s most prominent politician and businessman sparked such strong protests against Syria locally and internationally that Bashar al-Asad was forced to withdraw his […]

Syria - Quiet before the Storm 3

Syria – Quiet before the Storm? Part 2

It soon became clear, however, that the political opening had its limits. In the spring of 2001, the regime tightened its freedom of expression and assembly and warned the opposition against “sowing discord” in the country. In the autumn of 2001, the government cracked down on leading opposition figures. There were various reasons why political […]