Syria was one of the larger states of the Middle East but is now in prospect of fragmentation. Its capital, and second largest city after Aleppo, is Damascus, the world's oldest continuously inhabited city.
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Damascus is the capital of Syria and its largest city, with about 4.5 million people.
The Hauran is a volcanic plateau in southern Syria. It includes Damascus, the capital.
Aleppo is the largest city in Syria - population 2.1 million.
Palmyra is in Syria. Palmyra is known as Tadmor to the Syrians.
The Coast and mountains of Syria is a region in the west of the country.
Latakia is a major port in Syria - population 550,000.
The Syrian Desert is a vast and sparsely populated region in Syria.
The Orontes Valley is a region in west-central Syria.
Also in the Middle East
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