Every country faces times of great trials and challenges. Syria has done so over the past eight years through a horrendous civil war. The war appears to be over and for the sake of the people of Syria, we hope it is so. Rebuilding will take time. But no nation should be defined by its darkest times or struggles. Syria is a land of tremendous diversity with numerous ethnic and religious groups. As one of 15 states that comprise the Fertile Crescent, a ‘Cradle of Civilization’, Syria has helped shape humankind. 

Syria ~ Videos: Here is a terrific 3-minute video called ‘Beautiful Syria’.  I loved this 3-minute personal travel video, though the final shots of the war-zone is a bit heart-breaking. 

FunFacts about Syria: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syrian Arabs, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, Circassians, Mandeans and Turkemens. (Source)
  • Many religious groups reside in Syria. These include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma’ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, Yazidis, and Jews.
  • Sunnis make up the largest religious group in Syria.
  • Damascus is the capital of Syria.
  • Syria has endured 8 years of civil war which hopefully has now drawn to a close.
  • Aleppo and the capital city, Damascus, are among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
  • Dating back to 10,000 BC, Syria was a center of Neolithic (New Stone Age) culture.
  • Geographically, Syria consists mostly of an arid plateau.
  • The Euphrates River crosses Syria in the east.
  • Syria is one of 15 states that comprise the Fertile Crescent Cradle of Civilization.
  • Syria has 4 international airports.
  • The population of Syria is 18.51 million.
  • Most people live in the Euphrates River valley or along the coast.
  • Sunni Muslims make up approximately 70% of the population.
  • Arabic is the official language of the country.
  • Aleppo is the largest city in Syria with over 2 million people.
  • The core of Syrian culture embraces family, religion, education, self-discipline and respect.

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21 thoughts on “Syria

  1. The first video really shows the beautiful sights of Syria. Exploring the historic buildings looks like such an interesting activity!

  2. Syria looks like an interesting place to visit to learn more about it’s history and seeing the different architecture as seen in the pictures and videos.

  3. Enjoyed all the pictures and videos. Yes, seeing the destruction in the one video is heartbreaking. Another ancient country in such an upheaval and hopefully it’s over. Syria has so many beautiful ancient structures. AZ

  4. I love all the stone work and buildings. Just imagine what it took to make those things and all the work and hours put into making things that last so long.

  5. Hopefully,, the war is soon over so that these wonderful people can enjoy their terrific country. It would be quite a place to visit.

  6. The water wheel was amazing. Have you ever tried to draw a water wheel? I took an art class and had to draw a water wheel. I have a lot of respect for the water wheel!!!

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