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Syria



Basic Information:
Official Name: Syrian Arab Republic
Population: 21,898,000
Area: 185,180 km2
Capital City: Damascus
Major Religion: Islam (Sunni)
Currency: Syrian pound (SYP)
Exchange Rate: N/A
Time Zone: GMT +2
Current time: 01:08am
Phone Country Dialing Code: 963
Region: Asia
Language: Arabic
Useful Travel Phrases in: Arabic

Climate (Damascus):

Practical Travel Information:
Official Tourism Website: www.syriatourism.org
Electricity: 220V
Electrical Socket:
Travel Cost: $$ ($ = cheap, $$$$$ = expensive)
Main Attractions:
  • Ancient City of Damascus
  • Krak des Chevaliers (Qala'at al-Hosn)
  • Qala'at Samaan

Health Advisory:
  • Yellow Fever (Vaccination certificate may be required if coming from infected area)