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Damascus
republic under an authoritarian military-dominated regime
185180 km2
19747586 (July 2008 est.) / 106/km2
Syrian Pound (SYP) currency converter
$ 4500 (2007 est.)
0.724 (2005)
Arabic (official); Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian widely understood; French, English somewhat understood
Sunni Muslim 74%, other Muslim (includes Alawite, Druze) 16%, Christian (various denominations) 10%, Jewish (tiny communities in Damascus, Al Qamishli, and Aleppo)
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
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