REPUBLICAN REFERENCE

Area (sq.km)
185,180

Population
22,530,746

Capital
Damascus

Currency
 Syrian pound (SYP)

President 
Bashar al-Assad

SYRIA

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Following the breakup of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Syria was administered by the French until independence in 1946. In the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel. Since 1976, Syrian troops have been stationed in Lebanon, ostensibly in a peacekeeping capacity. In recent years, Syria and Israel have held occasional peace talks over the return of the Golan Heights. 

 

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