Driving Directions Syria
SYRIA is a country in southwest Asia which borders on the Mediterranean Sea in the west. Much of the country consists of arid plateau lands and plains, which grade into the desert in the southeast.
There is a narrow, fertile coastal plain alongside the Mediterranean shore, but this soon gives way to a belt of hills running north to south, which rises to form the higher Anti-Lebanon Mountains extending across the border with Lebanon. The River Euphrates enters the country from Turkey in the northwest and flows southeastwards into Iraq. In contrast, a second major river, the Orontes, flows northwards from the Anti-Lebanon Mountains across western Syria.