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The Syrian Arab Republic is a a country in the Middle East, located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

As of 2009, the population of Syria was estimated as being 21,906,000. The country's capital and largest city is Damascus, which, as of 2007, had a population of about 1,669,000, with a total of about 2.7 million people living in the combined city and surrounding metropolitan area.

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Syria Country Details


Country Name Syria
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Middle East
Principal Language Arabic
Capital Damascus


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Monuments of Syria: A Guide
By Ross Burns

Brand: I. B. Tauris
Released: 2009-06-30
Paperback (384 pages)

Monuments of Syria: A Guide
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This is a guidebook to Syria's historical and archeological treasures. It is a new, revised and expanded edition in a travel-friendly format. Syria is home to some of the world's richest historical and archaeological remains dating from the Bronze Age through biblical and Byzantine times to the early Islamic and Ottoman periods. Yet even in an age of mass tourism these magnificent monuments are little known and rarely visited - in other words, ripe for discovery by independent-minded and adventurous travellers."The Monuments of Syria" is organised as a gazetteer of all Syria's historical sites, with complementary sections on history and architectural influences and comprehensive chronologies and glossaries. This fully revised edition includes the latest information about site visits and the layout of museums, extensive and detailed itineraries for further travel and a new 24-page colour section.
Lonely Planet Syria & Lebanon (Multi Country Guide)
By Terry Carter & Andrew Humphreys

Brand: Lonely Planet
Paperback (424 pages)

Lonely Planet Syria & Lebanon (Multi Country Guide)
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Sunlight on the ancient stones of Palmyra and Baalbek, the bustle of the Aleppo souq, the buzz of Beirut's nightlife, the decorative wonders of Damascene houses and picturesque villages beneath Mt Lebanon - our definitive guide is your essential companion in every corner of this diverse and hospitable region.

Tempt Your Tastebuds with our dedicated Food & Drink chapter covering the region's mouth-watering cuisine written by expert authors and chefs

Connect With Culture through our comprehensive exploration of Syrian and Lebanese society and daily life

Unravel The Pastwith our in-depth coverage of the region's lengthy history and myriad historic sites

Find Your Way using our 68 detailed maps, including customized itineraries, maps and a full-color regional map

Talk The Talk with the help of our Arabic language chapter
Lonely Planet Syria & Lebanon (Multi Country Travel Guide)
By Terry Carter & Amelia Thomas

Lonely Planet
Paperback (436 pages)

Lonely Planet Syria & Lebanon (Multi Country Travel Guide)
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Discover Syria & Lebanon

Smile your thanks when the elderly caretaker of a Damascus house opens the door just for you
Test-drive your Arabic as you fly through the Syrian desert in a 1960s Dodge taxi
What conflict? Find your peace hiking amid waterfalls, hermitages and monasteries in Lebanon's gorgeous Qadisha Valley
Lather up with olive oil soap from Aleppo's famous souq - and learn how to pick one fit for a queen

In This Guide:

Three authors, 140 days of on-the-road research, one international conflict, countless invitations to tea
Ask the archaeologist: all your questions on Syria's stunning ruins answered by a specialist
Get the local lowdown: special color chapter featuring travel tips from Syrians and Lebanese
Syria, A Travel Guide to Disappearance
Mousse Publishing
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Syria, A Travel Guide to Disappearance
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Travels Through Egypt and Syria, in the Years 1783, 1784, and 1785: Containing the present natural and political state of those countries; their ... the manners, customs, and government. Vol. 2
By Constantin-Francois Volney Volney

hansebooks
Released: 2017-07-14
Paperback (308 pages)

Travels Through Egypt and Syria, in the Years 1783, 1784, and 1785: Containing the present natural and political state of those countries; their ... the manners, customs, and government. Vol. 2
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Travels Through Egypt and Syria, in the Years 1783, 1784, and 1785 - Containing the present natural and political state of those countries; their productions, arts, manufactures, and commerce; with observations on the manners, customs, and government. Vol. 2 is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1798. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.
Syria (Bradt Travel Guides)
By Diana Darke

Brand: Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (336 pages)

Syria (Bradt Travel Guides)
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This second edition of Bradt's Syria is the clear market frontrunner, offering more detailed first-hand information on sites, cultural, historical and social background, accommodation and restaurants than any other guidebook. In addition to the country's impressive historical sites, such as the Roman caravan city of Palmyra and the Crusader castle of Crac des Chevaliers, it incorporates walking and trekking areas, wildlife and other environmental issues, while amusing snippets from literature, local anecdotes and sayings help to stimulate a genuine interest and understanding of Syria's people and the land in which they live.

Syria - Wink Travel Guide
By Wink Travel Guide

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Syria - Wink Travel Guide
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Syria is one of the larger states of the Middle East.

Its capital, and second largest city after Aleppo, is Damascus, the world's oldest continuously inhabited city.

Syria is bordered to the north by Turkey, to the east by Iraq, by Jordan and Israel to the south, and by Lebanon to the south-west. In addition, the western part of the country has a short coastline on the Mediterranean Sea.

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