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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Syria:

Syria – country in Western Asia, that borders Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the West, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south and Israel to the southwest. Civilization in Syria was one of the most ancient on earth. Syria is part of the Fertile Crescent, and from approximately 10,000 BCE it was one of the centers of Neolithic culture where agriculture and cattle breeding appeared for the first time in the world. Over the millennia, Syria has been conquered and settled by many different peoples. A country of fertile plains, high mountains and deserts, it is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syriacs, Assyrians, Kurds, Circassians, Armenians, Druze, Alawite, Christians, Shias and Sunnis. The latter make up the majority of the population. Since March 2011, Syria has been embroiled in civil war in the wake of uprisings (considered an extension of the Arab Spring, the mass movement of revolutions and protests in the Arab world) against Assad and the neo-Ba'athist government. The opposition Syrian National Coalition selected Ghassan Hitto as prime minister of a rival provisional government on March 19, 2013 after being invited to do so by several foreign governments and the Arab League.[1]

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General referenceEdit

 
An enlargeable relief map of Syria

Geography of SyriaEdit

 
An enlargeable topographic map of Syria

Geography of Syria

  Turkey 822 km
  Iraq 605 km
  Jordan 375 km
  Lebanon 375 km
  Israel 76 km

Environment of SyriaEdit

Environment of Syria

Natural geographic features of SyriaEdit

Regions of SyriaEdit

Regions of Syria

Ecoregions of SyriaEdit

List of ecoregions in Syria

Administrative divisions of SyriaEdit

Administrative divisions of Syria

Provinces of SyriaEdit

Governorates of Syria

Districts of SyriaEdit

Districts of Syria

Municipalities of SyriaEdit

Demography of SyriaEdit

Demographics of Syria

Government and politics of SyriaEdit

Politics of Syria

Branches of the government of SyriaEdit

Government of Syria

Executive branch of the government of SyriaEdit

Legislative branch of the government of SyriaEdit

Judicial branch of the government of SyriaEdit

Court system of Syria Judiciary of Syria

Foreign relations of SyriaEdit

Foreign relations of Syria

International organization membershipEdit

International organization membership of Syria The Syrian Arab Republic is a member of:[2]

Syria is one of only 7 U.N. members which is not a member of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Law and order in SyriaEdit

Law of Syria

Military of SyriaEdit

Military of Syria

Local government in SyriaEdit

Local government in Syria

History of SyriaEdit

History of Syria, by periodEdit

History of Syria, by regionEdit

History of Syria, by subjectEdit

Culture of SyriaEdit

Culture of Syria

Art in SyriaEdit

People of SyriaEdit

People of Syria

Religion in SyriaEdit

Religion in Syria

Sports in SyriaEdit

Sports in Syria

Economy and infrastructure of SyriaEdit

Education in SyriaEdit

Health in SyriaEdit

See alsoEdit

Syria

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arab foreign ministers offer Syrian opposition coalition country's Arab League seat". Associated Press. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Syria". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  3. ^ http://www.arabengineeringindustries.org/view/members/viewMember.php?id=26

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