50 Most Fascinating About Syria

Located in Western Asia, Syria is known as the Syrian Arab Republic. It covers an area of approximately 185,180 square kilometers. The capital and largest city of Syria is Damascus. It has an official language of Arabic. The Syrian pound is the country's official currency (SYP). Mountains, deserts, and lush plains all around here. We'll learn more about Syria's history, culture, civil war, and current challenges using the following facts. Syria was a member of the Ottoman Empire for 400 years before it became a French mandate in 1920 and became an independent nation in 1946. Syria has witnessed a lot throughout its history, from the first settlements to the present mass exodus. If the battle ends soon, the country will finally enjoy the peace and tranquility it so desperately craves. Some of the most intriguing facts about Syria have been compiled here.<br />

Fascinating Facts

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Syria has been an old Middle Eastern country for centuries, a gateway to Asia and the Western world. It has served as a base of operations for several empires, including the Roman, Greeks, Arabs, and Turkish.
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Freedom of religion is guaranteed under the constitution of Syria, which does not have a state religion. However, the constitution mandates that Syria's president must be a Muslim, and Islam permeates every aspect of Syrian life.
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The term "Syria" is derived from "Assyria," which means "prince" in the Akkadian language.
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With its protracted civil war, Syria has become a death trap for journalists worldwide. More than a dozen journalists were assassinated in 2014.
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Syria occupies an area somewhat more extensive than Pennsylvania by around 1.5 times.
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After the civil conflict began in 2011, satellite photographs reveal that the night sky in Syria got 83 percent darker. People are fleeing, and the infrastructure has entirely crumbled, which is why this is happening now.
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Aramaic "Darmeseq," which translates to "a well-watered location," originates from Syria's capital, Damascus.
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Syrians make up over 60% of the labor force. About the same number of people cannot afford the necessities of life and are living in extreme poverty.
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Over 4,000 years old, some of Syria's roadways are still in use today.
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According to the United Nations, the civil conflict in Syria is the most devastating humanitarian disaster of the 21st century.
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Located in the ancient Syrian city of Ebla, one of the world's first libraries is one of the oldest in the world. In 1964, Italian archaeologists unearthed roughly 20,000 tablets that had been arranged on shelves by theme.
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More than 250,000 Syrians have been killed due to the country's civil war since March 2011. For the previous five years, there has been an average of 130 deaths per day each week.
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Most Syrian refugees are under the age of 18 years old, according to a new report.
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Zero refugee resettlement spots have been given by high-income nations, including Russia, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.
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In Europe, Germany and Serbia received 57% of Syrian refugee applications between April 2011 and July 2015. While the number of resettlement locations in the E.U. may expand in the future, Germany now absorbs most migrants entering Europe.
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Sixty percent of Syria's healthcare facilities are either closed or understaffed as of 2016.
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Before it became independent in 1946, Syria was an integral part of the Ottoman Empire for more than 400 years.
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Damascus, Syria, is the world's oldest continually occupied city. An Egyptian papyrus from 1500 B.C. mentions it, and carbon dating reveals that the site has been populated since at least 6300 B.C.
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In Syria, four World Heritage Sites have been designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
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There are only three areas where Western Aramaic is spoken, the language Jesus Christ used to communicate. Maaloula in Syria is one of them. A few miles away, you'll find another two communities.
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A civilization that dates back more than 5,000 years may be found in Syria. Around 700,000 years ago, human bones were discovered in the area.
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The oldest library in the world is located in Syria. During the excavation of Ebla in 1974, over 1,800 clay tablets dated back to around 3,000 BC were unearthed.
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Syria is home to the last remaining speakers of the ancient Aramaic language. When it comes to ancient civilizations, Aramaic served as a common language across various cultures, including Greece and Egypt.
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As a result of the Arab Spring, Syria has been wracked by a civil war since 2011.
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Syria is one of the world's most deadly countries, according to the World Health Organization.
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For over half a century, Syria was under a state of emergency. After decades of demonstrations, the emergency legislation was ultimately abolished in 2011.
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Until 1946, France ruled Syria following the First World War, when Germany overthrew the Ottoman Empire.
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Until 1946, France ruled Syria following the First World War, when Germany overthrew the Ottoman Empire.
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Despite this, Syrians are among the world's lightest drinkers. The typical Syrian consumes barely 0.3 liters of alcohol each year, making them the ninth-lightest drinkers in the world.
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Six UNESCO World Heritage Sites may be found in Syria, making up the country's total.
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As part of the old Silk Road, Aleppo was a key commercial hub in the Middle Ages, connecting China and the West.
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Syria is one of the most unequal countries in the world regarding the treatment of women.
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Since 2011, more than 75% of Syrian refugees have been women and children. Syria has the world's highest refugee population as of 2016.
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More than 80% of Syria's lights have been out, according to satellite photographs. People are fleeing, and the infrastructure has entirely crumbled, which is why this is happening.
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More than 400,000 Syrians have been killed since the conflict began. Since the start of the conflict, the country's life expectancy has dropped by 20 years.
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Do you know that Steve Jobs was born in Syria and is half-Syrian? Many people don't seem aware that Steve Jobs' birth mother came from Syria and that his father was a political refugee.
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There are few places in the world more revered than the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus. According to many Muslims, it is the fourth holiest location on Earth.
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Jesus Christ spoke Western Aramaic, which is spoken in a tiny village in Syria. These two settlements are the only places on Earth where this language is still spoken.
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The two stars on the Syrian flag reflect the partnership between Syria and Egypt before their split.
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Damask, a type of cotton fabric known for its intricate patterns, is the name given to the city of Damascus.
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The Syrian Arab Republic is the country's official name.
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It occupies an area of 185,180 square kilometers, making it the 87th-largest nation in the world.
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An inland desert plateau separates the Mediterranean coastal plain from a modest range of hills.
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As a result of the ongoing civil conflict, Syrians may be found across the world.
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In all, Syria has designated 24 protected areas totaling 1.3 percent of its land area.
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In the globe, Damascus has the distinction of being the oldest continuously inhabited city. Archaeologists have discovered a 9,000-year-old human settlement.
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Two stars on the Syrian flag represent the unification between Egypt and Syria before they split in 2011.
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Syria has been invaded several times in its history.
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The ongoing violence in Syria has exacerbated many worldwide issues. Since World War II, Europe has been wracked by the largest migrant crisis.
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The Arab Spring, also known as the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, sparked the civil war in Syria in 2011.

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