|Area Total||187,437 sq km|
|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|
|Natural Resources||petroleum, phosphates, chrome and manganese ores, asphalt, iron ore, rock salt, marble, gypsum, hydropower|
|Imports||Russia 32.4%, Turkey 16.7%, China 9.5% (2017) – machinery and transport equipment, electric power machinery, food and livestock, metal and metal products, chemicals and chemical products, plastics, yarn, paper|
|Population||19,454,263 (July 2018 est.)|
|Ethnicity||Arab ~50%, Alawite ~15%, Kurd ~10%, Levantine ~10%, other ~15% (includes Druze, Ismaili, Imami, Nusairi, Assyrian, Turkoman, Armenian)|
|Language||Arabic (official), Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian, French, English|
|Exports||Lebanon 31.5%, Iraq 10.3%, Jordan 8.8%, China 7.8%, Turkey 7.5%, Spain 7.3% (2017) – crude oil, minerals, petroleum products, fruits and vegetables, cotton fiber, textiles, clothing, meat and live animals, wheat|
News about Syria
- Embassies of Indonesia, Philippine hold sport event on the 55th anniversary of ASEAN foundationby fedaa on August 8, 2022
Damascus, SANA-Embassies of Indonesia and the Philippines in Damascus organized a friendly bowling competition on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the Damschino Mall complex in the Kafr Sousa region of Damascus. The Indonesian Ambassador in Damascus, Wajid Fawzi, wished that […]
- Syrian woman participates in local councils’ electionsby m.eyon on August 8, 2022
Damascus, SANA-Several Women say “What can my vote do” when participating in elections, but when they better select and perform their role in a studied image, a lot can be achieved in all aspects of life, whether in relation to them or to society in general. So woman has to take her role as a …
- Al- Ittihad Aleppo U-18 football team leads the leagueby fedaa on August 8, 2022
Damascus, SANA-Al-Ittihad Aleppo U-18 Football team was crowned hero of the League title after beating al-Futwa 9/1 in the match that brought them together at Al-Fayhaa Stadium in Damascus as part of the final assembly. Al-Ittihad won the title after beating Al-Hurriya 4/1 and Al-Nawair Club 1/0, before achieving its final win over Al-Futwa, as …
- Turkish occupation attacks delay pumping water to civilians, Hasakaby Baraa on August 8, 2022
Hasaka, SANA-The Turkish occupation and its mercenaries attacked the water supply lines and the electricity grids feeding Allouk water station in Ras al-Ayn in Hasakah, which stopped pumping and delayed filling the main tanks there. “These attacks are behind the halt and delay in pumping operations in the city”, Director General of the Water […]
- Hama produces approximately 668 walnut tonsby Baraa on August 8, 2022
Hama, SANA-Hama Agriculture Directorate has estimated the province’s production of walnut for current season at some 668 tons. The overall areas planted with walnut trees in the province amounted to 6.250 dunums, of which 3396 irrigated and 2.854 more rainfed, according to Agriculture Director Ashraf Bakir. Bakir added that walnut growing spreads most in […]
- China’s countermeasures to Pelosi’s Taiwan visit “justified and appropriate” – Defense Ministryby Baraa on August 8, 2022
Beijing, SANA- China has stressed the countermeasures taken in response to the Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan are justified and appropriate. “The current tensions across the Taiwan Strait result solely from the provocations from the U.S. side. Thus, this side must take full responsibility and face the grave […]
- Israeli aggression claims life of Palestinian child, Gaza stripby Baraa on August 8, 2022
Occupied al-Quds , SANA- A Palestinian girl child was martyred Monday of her injuries during the Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip. “The 10-year-old girl, Haneen Abu Qaida, died of her wounds after the Israeli occupation’s aircrafts bombed at Om al-Nasr area in northern Gaza Strip,” Wafa News Agency said. “The very same shelling …
- Special Military Operation in Ukraine …… updateby Baraa on August 8, 2022
Ukrainian forces target Antonovsky bridge in Kherson region with HIMARS missiles Medvedev:The world has changed irreversibly Luhansk: Ukrainian forces suffer heavy losses in personnel and equipment Russian Defense Ministry documented the work of Grad launchers targeting Ukrainian sites Russian air defense repels a Ukrainian attack on Melitopol Russian […]
- Al-Nusra terrorists with White Helmets filming fake videos of air strikes at civilians in Idlebby shazaa on August 8, 2022
Moscow, SANA- “White Helmets” terrorist organization and terrorist organizations are filming fake videos in Idleb to later accuse Russia’s forces and Syrian Arab Army of delivering strikes at civilians, deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, ,Oleg Yegorov said. Tass quoted Yegorov as saying that according to reports received […]
- Material damage caused due to terrorist shelling attacks on Jurin Town, Hamaby shazaa on August 8, 2022
Hama, SANA- Terrorist organizations renewed attacks on towns of Hama northwestern countryside. A source at Hama Police Command said that the Turkish ccupation-backed terrorist organizations positioned in Idleb countryside fired several rocket shells at Jurin town in al-Ghab area, Hama northwestern countryside, causing material damage to some houses and […]
- Jeremy Corbyn condemns UK decision to send weapons to Ukraineon August 2, 2022
The former Labour leader said Western weapons sent to help Ukrainians defend themselves would 'prolong and exaggerate' the war, as he bemoaned the fact that 'Russian soldiers are dying'.
- Vanessa Hudgens brightens up the day in a hot pink bikini showcasing toned abs on a trip to Italyon August 2, 2022
Vanessa Hudgens has been living her best summer and uploaded a series of photos onto her Instagram, wearing a hot pink bikini, showing off her fit body and toned abs on a boat in Italy.
- Terrorist who recruited ISIS fighters and 'radicalised' Manchester Arena bomber could be FREEDon July 29, 2022
EXCLUSIVE: Rochdale-born terrorist Abdalraouf Abdallah is expected to go before the Parole Board in November and could be back on the streets in the New Year.
- Shamima Begum makes another plea to be allowed to return to Britainon July 26, 2022
Begum, who left the UK in 2015 alongside friends Amira Abase and Kadiza Sultana, is now living in the Al-Roj prison camp in Syria, where she was captured.
- Fake Wollongong Uber driver is spared jail time after charged with sexually assaulting two womenon July 26, 2022
Kais Dahdal sat quietly in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday as he awaited his sentence for sexually assaulting two women when he posed as an Uber-driver in their neighbourhood.
- Granddaughter who inherited £35,000 haute couture gown reveals bittersweet story behind masterpieceon July 25, 2022
Adeline Vining, 36, of Edlesbrough, Buckinghamshire, was just nine when she learned she had inherited a Christian Dior gown that had once belonged to her late French grandmother,
- Russia charges UKRAINIAN soldiers with 'crimes against humanity'on July 25, 2022
Alexander Bastrykin, Russia's top investigator, says 93 Ukrainian commanders and subordinates have been charged while another 96 people have been placed on a wanted list.
- Lisa Smith jailed: Former Irish soldier who became ISIS jihadi bride in Syria jailed 15 monthson July 22, 2022
Former Irish soldier Lisa Smith, 40, who was described during the trial as a 'propaganda tool' for ISIS, was handed the sentence at the Special Criminal Court in Belfast today.
- Islamic State member Mahir Absar Alam wants to return home to Melbourne, Australiaon July 18, 2022
The former Melbourne accounting student has spent the last three years behind bars when he was captured by Kurdish forces just outside Baghouz in eastern Syria.
- Yusuf Zahab: Family's powerful words after Australian boy, 17, dies in Syriaon July 18, 2022
Yusuf grew up in Sydney and travelled to Syria with his family in 2015 when he was 11. The teenager was last heard from in January 2022.