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Syria

Syria
  • Capital

    Capital

    Damascus

  • Local time

    Local time

    14:13

  • Population

    Population

    18.2 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +963

  • Currency

    Currency

    LS SYP (pound)

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Syria

Syria
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Damascus

  • Local time

    Local time

    14:13

  • Population

    Population

    18.2 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +963

  • Currency

    Currency

    LS SYP (pound)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 251

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.83 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    252mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    185 180 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    1%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    3%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    75%

  • Railways

    Railways

    2139km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    18 117

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Arab
    Kurds
    Armenians

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 74 %
    Islam - 74 %
    Alawite

  • Languages

    Languages

    Arabic
    Kurdish
    Armenian

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    277 500

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    1.4 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    8.1%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    20 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    petroleum, textiles, food processing, beverages, tobacco, phosphate rock mining, cement, oil seeds crushing, car assembly

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    wheat, barley, cotton, lentils, chickpeas, olives, sugar beets, beef, mutton

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, phosphates, chrome and manganese ores, asphalt, iron ore, rock salt, marble, gypsum, hydropower

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    47%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, phosphates, chrome and manganese ores, asphalt, iron ore, rock salt, marble, gypsum, hydropower

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    3%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    30 704kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    174 (Best=1, Worst=200)

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What not to do when visiting Syria

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Marker Syria
Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting in formal settings. Friends and family usually kiss once on each cheek. Physical contact between unrelated women and men is uncommon and might be offensive to religious people. Wait for women to extend her hand - if not extended, slight nod while placing your hand on your chest is a polite greeting.

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Business & Communication

Don't be surprised Syrians take their weekends on Friday and Saturday.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t stay alone in a room with a woman who is not your wife (if you’re a man).

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t eat, drink, smoke or chew chewing gum in public during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget to use only your right hand while eating.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget there’s a death penalty for drug trafficking or cultivation.

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Business & Communication

Don’t be surprised to hear people speaking in loud voices and becoming animated during conversations - it’s common and doesn’t signify anger, people just tend to be expressive.

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Business & Communication

Don’t point the toe or heel or any part of the foot at any person, don’t show the sole of your foot or use foot to move anything - it’s disrespectful.

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Business & Communication

Don’t consume or offer alcohol in religious areas and places - it’s not acceptable.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget to dress conservatively, especially when visiting religious sites.

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Business & Communication

Don't bath naked or topless.

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