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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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Syria (Bradt Travel Guides)
By Diana Darke

Brand: Bradt Travel Guides
Released: 2010-06-15
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.

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 - Wink Travel Guide
By Wink Travel Guide

Independently published
Paperback (25 pages)

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.

Wink Travel Guides introduce you to the best world travel destinations, in a clear and concise way, illustrated by photos.

Syria Vacation Journal: Blank Lined Syria Travel Journal/Notebook/Diary Gift Idea for People Who Love to Travel
By Ralph Prince

Independently published
Paperback (100 pages)

Syria Vacation Journal: Blank Lined Syria Travel Journal/Notebook/Diary Gift Idea for People Who Love to Travel
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Document & Display Where You Are, Where You’ve Been & Where You’re Going!

Whether you live, study or simply travel abroad, our Syria Vacation Journal is the most exciting and eye-catching way to keep all your travel plans and memories in one place!

After all, making memories is what life is all about, wouldn’t you agree?

If you are looking for the perfect journal for your travels, regardless of how far or close you go or how long or brief the trip is...you’ve just found it!

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Syria Travel Guide: Discovery
By Jesse Russell

Independently published
Paperback (216 pages)

Syria Travel Guide: Discovery
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Syria Travel Guide. Discovery. Numerous magnificent monuments of the antique period, churches and monasteries, architectural complexes and museums remain the main attraction point for tourists in Syria. In the city of Aleppo it will be very interesting to visit an ancient fortress that is located on the main square. The fortress was built in the beginning of the 13th century; slowly more and more new buildings appeared near the fortress and in the end of the century it was already a big city instead of a small settlement. The fortress was a very important strategic point during the war with Mongolia. It successfully countered numerous attacks and managed to keep its original look. Nowadays, in the fort one can see old mosques, tombs, palaces and houses. The ancient city of Bosra is a very important archaeological landmark. During the prehistoric era there was a large city instead of modern Bosra. According to scientists, it was founded yet during the reign of Amenhotep. During the reign of the Roman Empire the city changed its name to Nova Trajana Bostra. For many years the city was the reason for military actions as it was located on the crossing of important trading routes. Later the city became the territory of the Byzantine Empire, so now it's possible to see architectural landmarks that belong to the three great epochs. In Bosra you will find ruins of first Arabian temples, an ancient Roman theatre and Byzantine churches.
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.
Jordan 1:610,000 & Syria 1:740,000 Travel map (International Travel Maps)
By ITM Canada

ITMB Publishing, Ltd.
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Jordan 1:610,000 & Syria 1:740,000 Travel map (International Travel Maps)
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A double-sided road map of Jordan and Syria. The best way to prepare your trip, to plan your itinerary, and to travel independently in this part of the Middle East. One side shows Jordan and Israel; the other side shows Syria, Lebanon and the Turkish region of Iskenderun. Inset maps of Damascus and Amman.

Touristic information: airports, archaeological sites, ruins, accommodation, churches, mosques, synagogues, border crossing, museums, forts, castles, towers, wells, parks and nature reserves, camping sites, gas stations.

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