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Located in the Middle East along the Mediterrean Sean, the Syrian Arab Republic was under French rule until its independence in 1946. Lacking politically stability and experiencing several military coups the country united with Egypt to form the United Arab Republic in 1958. The republic split soon after and a bloodless coup brought political stability back to Syria. Tension increased with Israel and up to this day have been exchanging peace talks and conflictingn interventions. With 42 Israeli settlements and civilian land use sites, about 80,000 people of Syria's population are scattered throughout Israeli and Arabian areas.


mostly desert; hot, dry, sunny summers (June to August) and mild, rainy winters (December to February) along coast; cold weather with snow or sleet periodically in Damascus

  • Arabic (official); Kurdish
  • Armenian
  • Aramaic
  • Circassian widely understood; French
  • English somewhat understood
Infant Mortality Rate[1]
Per Capita Health Expenditure[2]

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  1. CIA World Factbook
  2. WHO Global Health Atlas

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