1. Thetwo stars in the Syrian Flagrepresent the previous union between Syria and Egypt.syria2.jpg
  2. Syria is a founding member of the United Nations.
  3. Thelargest lake in Syria, Lake Assad, is actually man made and has only existed since 1968.
  4. TheNational Museum of Damascus contains relics and artifacts from every age, starting with the Prehistoric Age and extending to the modern Classical Age.
  5. Damascus, thecapital city of Syria, is called the “Jasmine City.” It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.


  1. TheAssyrian New Year falls on April 1st. Celebrated with the arrival of spring, Kha b-Nisan literally means the first of the month of Nisan.
  2. TheShouting Valley is the meeting point of four countries: Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel. It is an “echo point,” and people often use it to communicate with their relatives on the other side.
  3. Thecity of Damascus gets its name from Damask, a variety of cotton fabric rich in exquisite patterns.
  4. Syria wasthe largest Arab state to emerge from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire.
  5. Syria iscurrently suspended from the Arab League.


  1. Theonly Pope to ever visit a mosque was John Paul II. He visited the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus in 2001.syria mosque.jpg



  1. Syria wasunder emergency laws for a staggering period of 48 years from 1963 to 2011. In 2011, the Syrian Civil War started.syria-war


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