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Syria
(4,544 words)

Al Jumhūriyyah Al ‘Arabiyyah As Sūriyyah (The Syrian Arab Republic)

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

18,924,000

Area

190,000 sq. km (71,000 sq. mi)

Population density

100/sq. km (260/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

0.20% (per 1,000: births 20, deaths 4)

Under 15 years

34%

Urban dwellers

55% (5.38% p.a.)

Largest cities

Damascus 2,392,000; Aleppo 1,917,000; Homs 1,336,000; Hamah 922,000; Lattakia 656,000; plus 4 over 300,000

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Cite this page
“Syria”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 29 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02SYR>
First published online: 2020



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