Syria was one of the larger states of the
but is now in prospect of fragmentation. Its capital, and second largest city after
, 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.
Aleppo is the largest city in Syria - population 2.1 million. As it is in any Muslim country, the call to prayer is called out from mosques five times a day starting in the early morning.
Palmyra is in Syria. Palmyra is known as Tadmor to the Syrians. Both mean the same thing - date palm.
The Hauran is a volcanic plateau in southern Syria. It includes
, the capital.
Northwestern Syria is the region around
, Syria. It contains the
Syrian Coast & Mountains
The Coast and mountains of Syria is a region in the west of the country. It is green and fertile, relatively Christian, somewhat liberal, and dominated by Phoenician and Crusader history.
The Syrian Desert is a vast and sparsely populated region in Syria. It is the basin of the river Euphrates.
The Orontes Valley is a region in west-central Syria.
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