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According to watchtutorials, Syria is a nation located in the Middle East. It has an approximate population of 17 million people, with a population density of 93 people per square kilometer. The majority of the population is Arab, with minorities such as Kurds, Armenians and Assyrians also present. The official language of Syria is Arabic but other languages such as Kurdish, Armenian and Turkish are also spoken. The majority of Syrians are Sunni Muslim with small numbers of Shia Muslims, Druze and Alawites also present. The literacy rate in Syria is estimated to be around 86%, while life expectancy is 72 years for males and 75 years for females. The unemployment rate in Syria was estimated at 28% in 2019, with youth unemployment at an even higher rate of 33%. Nearly 70% of Syrians live below the poverty line due to economic hardships caused by the ongoing civil war which began in 2011. A significant number of Syrians have been displaced by the conflict; according to UN figures, 6 million Syrians are internally displaced while 5 million have fled abroad as refugees. See localtimezone for Syria Population and Language.

Syria Political System, Famous People, Animals and Plants

Syria Political system According to EQUZHOU.NET, Syria has been a presidential republic since 1973, and the constitution dates from the same year. Syria is a member of the UN, the Arab League and the OAPEC. The unicameral parliament (Volkskammer) has 250 members and is elected by the people every four years. The direct election of… Read More »

How to get to Syria

Overview Syria is a country in Asia according to ehealthfacts. The Syrian Arab Republic revels in its past, stretching back tens of thousands of years, and the cultural richness that comes with it. Syria holds innumerable relics documenting the rise and fall of different civilizations, and it remains open to such cultural diversity. The long… Read More »

Syria Arts and Music

CULTURE: ARCHEOLOGY AND ART According to Softwareleverage, ancient Syria was the meeting point of all the historical-artistic processes of the vast region between the Nile and the Euphrates. Its most ancient artistic manifestations, represented by the constructions of Ugarit and by the cave drawings of Demir Kapu, date back to the fifth millennium BC. The… Read More »

The Conflict in Syria

The so-called Arab Spring of 2011 soon turned into a political winter in almost all the countries where spontaneous popular uprisings challenged authoritarian regimes. Syria collapsed in a bloody civil war and hopes for a regime change have been shattered. To a large extent, the popular uprisings in country after country failed because the opposition was… Read More »

The Kurds in Syria Part II

New hot The Kurds have been able to expand with the tacit consent of the Syrian regime. The Syrian authorities have had to keep up with the Kurds, partly to counter the threat from Sunni groups, and partly to curb Turkey’s ambitions to emerge as the region’s great power. But in August 2016, there was a hint… Read More »

The Kurds in Syria Part I

The Syrian Kurds have lacked fundamental rights throughout the modern history of the Syrian Republic. During the ongoing civil war, Syrian Kurds have established some autonomy in the areas where they are in the majority. The Kurds in Syria are more dispersed and less organized than the Kurds in Turkey and Iraq, countries located in Middle… Read More »