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Syria

Syria Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly larger than North Dakota 2013
Area > Land 184,050 sq km 2008 87th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 9.32 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 132nd out of 224
Area > Total 185,180 sq km 2013 90th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 252 2011 156th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 252 2008 150th out of 169
Climate mostly desert; hot, dry, sunny summers (June to August) and mild, rainy winters (December to February) along coast; cold weather with snow or sleet periodically in Damascus 2013
Coastline 193 km 2014 142nd out of 242
Geographic coordinates 35 00 N, 38 00 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 183,630 sq km 2008 85th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 71,498 square miles 2013 38th out of 98
Location Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Lebanon and Turkey 2013
Natural resources petroleum, phosphates, chrome and manganese ores, asphalt, iron ore, rock salt, marble, gypsum, hydropower 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 185,180 km² 2005 87th out of 204
Terrain primarily semiarid and desert plateau; narrow coastal plain; mountains in west 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

Citation

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

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Syria Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 13 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Maritime claims 3
Land area 3 Surface area 3
  • Syria ranked first for land use > arable land amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2013.
  • Syria ranked 12 places from the bottom for area > land > per capita amongst Muslim countries in 2008.
  • Syria ranked first for irrigated land > per capita amongst Former French colonies in 2003.