Information about Syria : location , area , weather
Syria OFFICIAL NAME: Syrian Arab Republic.
Syria CAPITAL: Damascus
Syria AREA: 185.180 km2 (71.500sq. miles)
Syria POPULATION: 18.866 millions ( 2002 census )
Syria CLIMATE: A pleasant and varied Mediterranean climate
with four distinct seasons.
Syria AVERAGE TEMPERATURE:
32° C. (90° F) in Summer,
10° C. (50° F) in Winter and
22° C. (72° F) in Spring and Autumn.
TIME ZONE: November through February: GMT + 2 Hours
March through October: GMT + 3 hours. (Summer).
Syrian pound is The local currency ;
the partitions of Syrian pound are : One pound , two pounds , Syrian
five pounds , Syrian ten pounds and Syrian twenty five pounds ;
Syrian paper pound are : Syrian fifty pounds , Syrian one hundred
pounds , Syrian two hundred pounds, Syrian fife hundred pounds
,Syrian and One Thousand pounds
ELECTRICAL CURRENT: 220 Volts, 50 A.C.
Syrian WEEKEND: Friday and Saturday are the official weekend.
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: Metric system.
Syria TRAVEL INFORMATION ENTRY FORMALITIES:
A valid passport with entry visa. Any amount of foreign currency could
be brought into Syria. However, the sum of foreign currency allowed out
should not exceed the amount brought in.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Damascus, the main gateway to Syria, Aleppo & Latakia are
connected with all continents by the national carrier (Syrian air) and
major international airlines.
By land, Syria is connected by highways with Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and
There are seaport facilities at Latakia and Tartous.
Syrian official language is Arabic. Most Syrians also speak another
language, which most often, is French or English.
Regular Work Hours : Government : 8am-3.30pm
Syrian Stores: 9.00 to 13.30 and 16.00 to 20.00 (Winter) 17.00
to 21.00 (Summer)
Syrian Business : Summer 10 A.M- 2 P.M And 4-9 P.M
Syria Country Code : + 963