Damascus is one of the most populated cities in Syria, and at the same time, this city is the capital of this country as well. Located in Asia, you may find the city easily with the following GPS coordinates: 33.30N latitude / 36.18E longitude. For routing in Damascus, please check the free driving directions Damascus service below.
When you visit Syria, be prepared that the official spoken language(s) is Arabic, and the officially used currency is Syrian pound (SYP).
Damascus, the capital city, has numerous population; 2 650 000 counted together with the city’s metropolitan areas. While Damascus counts around the inhabitants mentioned earlier, the mother country, Syria, bears 18 284 407 sum citizens spreading on its 71 498,37 sq mi / 185 180 km2 territory.
The form of the ruling government in Syria is Semi-presidential republic, and interestingly note that the people here share the motto: N/A, while salute for the national anthem called: Homat el Diyar (Guardians of the Homeland).
Please have a look at the information page of this country for a wide range of information such as economic data, population, geographical knowledge, additional Syria Google maps, satellite imagery, etc.
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Short geographic information for Syria
Slightly larger than North Dakota, Syria lies at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon and Israel border it on the west, Turkey on the north, Iraq on the east, and Jordan on the south. Coastal Syria is a narrow plain, in back of which is a range of coastal mountains, and still farther inland a steppe area. In the east is the Syrian Desert and in the south is the Jebel Druze Range. The highest point in Syria is Mount Hermon (9,232 ft 2,814 m) on the Lebanese border.