Facts and stats about Syria

22.46 million

Population. Ranked 53th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 112th in 2012.


Iraq 605 km, Israel 76 km, Jordan 375 km, Lebanon 375 km, Turkey 822 km
Largest city Damascus - 1,549,932
Capital city Damascus - 1,549,932
Major language Arabic
Major religion Islam, Christianity
Monetary unit Syrian pound
Alternative names Suriyah, Syria, Al Jumhuriyah al Arabiyah as Suriyah, Syrian Arab Republic, Syrian Arab Rep.
Groups Former French colonies, Middle Eastern and North Africa, Muslim countries, World

Interesting observations about Syria

  • Syria ranked first for secondary education, duration > years amongst Muslim countries in 2012.
  • Syria ranked #4 for inflation rate > consumer prices globally in 2012.
  • Syria ranked first for land use > arable land amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2013.
  • Syria ranked #4 for GDP amongst Former French colonies in 2012.


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Posted on 19 Oct 2009