Overview - Syria

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Capital:Damascus
Area:185,180 km²
Population:18,881,361 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):Arabic (official), Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian, French, English.
Religion(s):Sunni Muslim - 74%, Alawite, Druze, other Muslim - 16%, Christian 10%.
Ethnic Group(s):Arab 90.3%, Kurd, Armenian and others - 9.7%.