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Where is Syria Located, Syria Location on World Map
Map showing where is Syria located on the World map.
The given Syria location map shows that Syria is located in the Middle East, Western Asia bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Lebanon and Turkey. Geographic coordinates: 35 00 N, 38 00 E.

Syria map also shows that it shares its international boundaries with Turkey in the north, Lebanon and Israel in the south-west, Jordan in the south, and Iraq in the west. Besides, country has also small coastline sharing with the Mediterranean Sea. The climate type of Syria is dry and hot; winters are mild but snowfall occurs in the higher altitude regions. Interestingly, its capital city Damascus is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities of the world. The government type of Syria is a parliamentary republic, wherein the ruling power is in the hands of the President and the ruling Ba'ath Party of Syria. The economy of the country is largely depends upon on agriculture, oil, industry, and tourism.



Administrative divisions: 14 provinces (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah); Al Hasakah, Al Ladhiqiyah, Al Qunaytirah, Ar Raqqah, As Suwayda', Dar'a, Dayr az Zawr, Dimashq, Halab, Hamah, Hims, Idlib, Rif Dimashq, Tartus

Independence: 17 April 1946 (from League of Nations mandate under French administration)

National holiday: Independence Day, 17 April (1946)


Facts about Syria

Official NameAl Jumhuriyah al Arabiyah as Suriyah
Capital cityDamascus (Dimashq)
Official languageArabic (official)
GovernmentRepublic, under Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party regimes since March 1963.
Area185 170 sq. km. (71 504 sq. mi.)
Population17 million
Ethnic groupsArabs (90%), Kurds (9%), Armenians, Circassians, Turkomans
Ethnic groupsReligions: Sunni Muslims (74%), Alawis (12%), Christians (10%), Druze (3%), and small numbers of other Muslim sects, Jews, and Yazidis
CurrencySyrian Pound (SYP)
Time zoneUTC +2h
ISO Codesy
Calling code963