Outline of Syria

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The location of Syria
An enlargeable map of the Syrian Arab Republic

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]

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable relief map of Syria

Geography of Syria[edit]

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 Syria[edit]

Environment of Syria

Natural geographic features of Syria[edit]

Regions of Syria[edit]

Regions of Syria

Ecoregions of Syria[edit]

List of ecoregions in Syria

Administrative divisions of Syria[edit]

Administrative divisions of Syria

Provinces of Syria[edit]

Governorates of Syria

Districts of Syria[edit]

Districts of Syria

Municipalities of Syria[edit]

Demography of Syria[edit]

Demographics of Syria

Government and politics of Syria[edit]

Politics of Syria

Branches of the government of Syria[edit]

Government of Syria

Executive branch of the government of Syria[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Syria[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Syria[edit]

Court system of Syria Judiciary of Syria

Foreign relations of Syria[edit]

Foreign relations of Syria

International organization membership[edit]

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 Syria[edit]

Law of Syria

Military of Syria[edit]

Military of Syria

Local government in Syria[edit]

Local government in Syria

History of Syria[edit]

History of Syria, by period[edit]

History of Syria, by region[edit]

History of Syria, by subject[edit]

Culture of Syria[edit]

Culture of Syria

Art in Syria[edit]

People of Syria[edit]

People of Syria

Religion in Syria[edit]

Religion in Syria

Sports in Syria[edit]

Sports in Syria

Economy and infrastructure of Syria[edit]

Economy of Syria

Education in Syria[edit]

Education in Syria

Health in Syria[edit]

Health in Syria

See also[edit]



  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. ^ "Arab Federation for Engineering Industries".

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Syria

  • Syria Syrian search engine
Cities & Towns
  • Syria travel guide from Wikivoyage