×
Syria

Syria Background Stats

Neighboring countries and territories:

Cyprus (M) Iraq (L) Israel (L) Jordan (L) Lebanon Turkey Northern Cyprus (M)

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date Last Friday October 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date Last Friday March 2013
Full name The Syrian Arab Republic 2013
Independence day date April 17 1946
Land border length 2,253 km 2014 78th out of 200
National anthems Hum\u0101t ad-Diy\u0101r ( Guardians of the Homeland ) 2011
Overview

Once the centre of the Islamic Empire, Syria covers an area that has seen invasions and occupations over the ages, from Romans and Mongols to Crusaders and Turks.

A country of fertile plains, high mountains and deserts, it is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Kurds, Armenians, Assyrians, Christians, Druze, Alawite Shia and Arab Sunnis, the last of who make up a majority of the Muslim population.

Modern Syria gained its independence from France in 1946, but has lived through periods of political instability driven by the conflicting interests of these various groups.


Full Article
2013

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Daylight saving time by country (Daylight Saving Time rules); http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states; Wikipedia: List of national independence days (List); Wikipedia: List of countries and territories by land borders (Land borders) (Note: land border lengths will vary depending on the scale by which they are measured, and therefore these figures without a source accompanied by an explanation of how they were measured and at what scale makes comparisons impossible; for more information see coastline paradox .); Wikipedia: List of national anthems (Anthems of United Nations member states) ("List of Member States" . United Nations . Retrieved 2011-07-21 .); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

Citation

"Syria Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Syria/Background