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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 Guide Syria)
By Diana Darke

Brand: Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (336 pages)

Syria (Bradt Travel Guide Syria)
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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 & Lebanon (Insight Guides)
By Dorothy Stannard

Langenscheidt Publishers
Paperback

Syria & Lebanon (Insight Guides)
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Lonely Planet Syria & Lebanon (Lonely Planet Syria and Lebanon) (Multi Country Travel Guide)
By Terry Carter & Amelia Thomas

Lonely Planet
Paperback (436 pages)

Lonely Planet Syria & Lebanon (Lonely Planet Syria and 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
The Rough Guide to Syria
By Tim Pepper & Andrew Beattie

Brand: Rough Guides
Released: 2001-07-05
Paperback (368 pages)

The Rough Guide to Syria
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The Rough Guide to Syria is the essential guide to this compact but culturally rich Middle Eastern country. Features include: Thorough accounts of all the monuments, from the ancient remains at Palmyra and Ugarit to stately mosques and hilltop crusader castles. Practical advice on shopping in the souks of Damascus and Aleppo and exploring the desert plains. Informed guidance on how to travel independently, and where to eat and sleep, in every price range. Detailed background on the country's history, culture, architecture and politics.
The Monuments of Syria
By Ross Burns

Brand: I. B. Tauris
Released: 2009-07-07
Paperback (376 pages)

The Monuments of Syria
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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 organized 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 color section.

Syria & Lebanon Geographic Map: GIZI.805G
By Gizi

GiziMap
Map (1 pages)

Syria & Lebanon Geographic Map: GIZI.805G
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Jordan 1:610,000 & Syria 1:740,000 Travel map (International Travel Maps)
By ITM Canada

ITMB Publishing, Ltd.
Map (2 pages)

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.
Syria & Lebanon Handbook (Footprint - Travel Guides)
By Ivan Mannheim

Brand: Footprint Handbooks
Paperback (676 pages)

Syria & Lebanon Handbook (Footprint - Travel Guides)
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Both Syria and Lebanon still labour under their media stereotypes as places of religious fanaticism, terrorism and intractable conflict. True, the region has had more than its fair share of wars, atrocities and suffering, and the Arab-Israeli conflict continues to cast its tragic shadow. Indeed, this is a conflict which goes right back to the dawn of history, resonating through the Old Testament stories of the origins of the Israelites, and the Exodus, when Moses led his people from exile in Egypt back to the Promised Land. But these same twists of religion, history and geography are also what makes this such a fascinating region to visit. Forget your preconceptions and go see for yourself; the day-to-day reality on the ground is a world away from the media stereotypes. Rather, you will find yourself stepping into a wonderful world of breathtakingly beautiful and well preserved historic monuments, stunning scenery, delicious food and diverse peoples.

Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus
By Robert D. Kaplan

Vintage
Released: 2001-10-23
Paperback (384 pages)

Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus
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Eastward to Tartary, Robert Kaplan's first book to focus on a single region since his bestselling Balkan Ghosts, introduces readers to an explosive and little-known part of the world destined to become a tinderbox of the future.

Kaplan takes us on a spellbinding journey into the heart of a volatile region, stretching from Hungary and Romania to the far shores of the oil-rich Caspian Sea. Through dramatic stories of unforgettable characters, Kaplan illuminates the tragic history of this unstable area that he describes as the new fault line between East and West. He ventures from Turkey, Syria, and Israel to the turbulent countries of the Caucasus, from the newly rich city of Baku to the deserts of Turkmenistan and the killing fields of Armenia. The result is must reading for anyone concerned about the state of our world in the decades to come.
Syria, A Travel Guide to Disappearance
By Giovanna Silva

Mousse Publishing
Paperback

Syria, A Travel Guide to Disappearance
 

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