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Syria - Physical geography

Area : 185 180 Km2
Water : 0.6 %
Lands under cultivation : 32 %
Wild pasture lands : 43 %
Forests : 3 %

Min. Height : -200 m (near Lake Tiberias)
Max. Height : 2814 m (Mt Hermon)


Syria - Climate

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Temperatures °C (degrees Celsius) in Damascus
Rainfall (mm) in Damascus
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Syria - People
Nationality : Syrian
Main language(s) : Arabic (90%)

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Population (2005) : 19 041 000 people
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Density : 103 people / Km2
Fertility rate : 3.31 children / woman
Life expectancy : 74 years
Urban population : 50 %

Main cities :
3 500 000 people Damacus (Damas) (aggl.)
1 700 000 people Damascus (capital)
3 000 000 people Aleppo
1 300 000 people Homs
330 000 people Lattaquié
300 000 people Hamah


Syria - Economy
Currency : Pound (SYP) = 100 Piasters
Rate of exchange (Sept.2004) :

1 Euro = 62.6 Pounds (SYP)

GDP (Gross Domestic Product), 2002 : 22.1 billion dollars
GDP per capita, 2002 : 1161 dollars
GNP (Gross National Product), 2005 : 26.35 billion dollars
GNP per capita, 2005 : 1384 dollars


Syria - Miscellaneous information
CONSUMPTION = individual/year (world rank 1997) :
- Olives = 5 Kg (1)
- Tea = 1.5 Kg (6)
MAIN NATURAL RESOURCES (world rank 2002) :
- Almonds (5)
- Pistachio nuts (5)
- Lentils (5)
- Olives (7)
- Aubergines (10)
- Cotton (10)
- Wheat (22)
- Oranges (20)
- Barley (25)
- Sheeps (18)
- Phosphate (10)
- Oil (29)
RECORDS :
- Damas is the oldest capital in the world (-2500 years B.C.).
- The most ancient writing in the world = Ougaritic alphabet, -1450 B.C. (clay tablets found at Ougarit in 1929).


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