Capital: Damascus

Population: 23,228,545 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Syrian pound (SYP)

Official Language: Arabic

Unofficial Languages: Kurdish, Armenian, French, Aramaic, Circassian, English

Main Religion: Islam

Ethnic Groups: Arab, Kurds, Armenians, and others

Largest Cities: Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, Hama

Main Sport: Football, Basketball, Tennis, Swimming

Political System: Authoritarian Regime

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