Syrian Arab Republic


185.180 km 2.

According to the 2013 estimates, the population of Syria was 22.5 million with a population growth rate of 0.15%.

Arabic Language.

French and English.

The basic unit of the Syrian currency is the Lira, which is divided into categories of paper money: 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, and metal coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 Lira.

  • Winter (GMT +2): Winter is open from November until March.
  • Summer (GMT + 3): Summer time is valid from April until October.
  • Ministries and official institutions from 8,30 to 15,30 hours.
  • Commercial stores: Winter from 10,00 to 20,00, and summer from 10,00 to 21,00.
  • Weekends: Friday and Saturday.
  • Religious holidays: Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Mawlid al-Prophet, Eid al-Adha, Christmas, Easter, New Year’s Day.
  • Public Holidays: Revolution Day March 8, Mother’s Day March 21, Day of Evacuation April 17, Labor Day May 1, Martyrs’ Day May 6, October 6 War Memorial Day.
  • International telephone code: 00963.
  • Internet Code: sy.
  • 14 governorates of Syria: Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, Hama, Lattakia, Deir Al-Zour, Suweida, Raqqa, Hasaka, Damascus countryside, Daraa, Idlib, Tartous and Kenitra.

  • Damascus International Airport: Damascus International Airport is 32 km from the center of the capital. It is accessible via taxis and buses and includes a free market.

  • Aleppo Airport: Aleppo International Airport.

  • Lattakia Airport: Airport of the martyr Basil Assad.