Geography of Syria: Introduction

Geography of Syria: Introduction Last updated on Monday 26th April 2010

Syria is bordered on the north by Turkey, on the east by Iraq, on the south by Jordan and on the west by Lebanon and the Mediterranean.

Syria is bounded on the north by Turkey, on the east by Iraq, on the south by Jordan and Palestine, and on the west by Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea. The lanSyria has an area of 185,180 sq km (71,498 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Damascus, also spelled Dimashq

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