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

1 Euro = 62.6 Pounds (SYP)

Compare GDP of all countries of the WorldGDP (Gross Domestic Product), 2002 : 22.1 billion dollars
Compare GDP per capita for all countries of the WorldGDP per capita, 2002 : 1161 dollars
Compare GNP of all countries of the WorldGNP (Gross National Product), 2005 : 26.35 billion dollars
Compare GNP per capita for all countries of the WorldGNP 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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