General Information about Syria
|Official Name:||Syrian Arab Republic|
|Official Language:||Arabic||Other Languages:||English & French|
|Weights & Measures:||metric units|
|Local Currency:||Lira = 100 Piasters|
|Official Weekly Holiday:||Friday & Saturday||Local Times:||GMT + 2 hours in Winter & + 3 hours in Summer|
Syria is located east of the Mediterranean with a coast of /184/ km long. It forms a connecting point among the continents of Asia, Europe and Africa.
Trade flourished in Syria since old times and tens of civilizations were born or originated on its land.
Syria is divided into 14 governorates:
Damascus, Damascus DC. - Homs - Hama - Aleppo - Idleb - Lattakia - Tartous - Quneitra - Daraa - Sweida - Deir Ezzor - al Raqqa and al Hasaka. Each governorate is divided into districts.
All in all, there are 60 districts and 84 cities in Syria.
Syria has a moderate Mediterranean climate with clear distinguished four seasons:
- Winter (December, January and February)
- Spring (March April and May)
- Summer (June, July and August)
- the fall ( September, October and November)