Facts about Syria You Might Not Know
Syria has 14 governorates (like provinces or counties). They are Aleppo, Raqqa, As-Suwayda, Damascus, Daraa, Deir ez-Zor, Hama, Hasaka, Homs, Idlib, Latakia, Quneitra, Rif Dimashq, and Tartus.
Syria's capital, Damascus, is known as the "City of Jasmine."
American celebrities with Syrian roots include Paula Abdul, Steve Jobs, and Jerry Seinfeld.
One of the oldest, most famous, and holiest mosques in the Muslim world is the Umayyad Mosque, located in Damascus.
Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
Aleppo, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, is known for its spices and tasty cuisine.
Damascus is the oldest continually inhabited city in the world.
While Syria's official name is "Syrian Arab Republic," in reality, it is home to a whole host of different races, including Armenians and Kurds.
Syria is known among Middle Eastern countries for having exceptionally delicious food.
Syria borders Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, and the Mediterranean Sea.
The main language spoken in Syria is Arabic, however, there are numerous other languages spoken in Syria too, including Kurdish, Turkish, Neo-Aramaic, Circassian, Chechen, Armenian, and Greek.