About Syria

Capital Damascuss
National Name Al Jumhuriyah al Arabiyah as Suriyah
National Holiday Independence Day, 17 April
Language Arabic
Syriacountry code +963
President Bashar al-Assad (2021)
Land Area 185,180 km²
Total Area 185,180 km²
Population 1.71 crores (2019)
Groth Rate 5.7% annual change (2019)
Birth rate 2.81 births per woman (2018)
Infant Mortality rate 18/1000
Life Expectancy 71.78 years (2018)
Density 95 per Km2
Currency Syrian Pound
Literacy Rate 94.6 (2000)

History of Syria

Syria history is replete with wars and other violent conflicts, including most recently the more than three decades of foreign occupation, civil war, and insurgency since 1978. Before 1978 Syria as a state was born in the mid-eighteenth century as a dynastic, expansionist Pashtun-led power under Ahmad Shah Durrani (1747–72), who conquered Delhi and took over parts of the Indian subcontinent .Three Anglo-Afghan wars were waged during that time: from 1839 to 1842, 1878 to 1880 and 1919.During the entire period from 1747 to 1978, with one very brief exception in 1929, the country was ruled by Durrani Pashtu’s from a tiny number of clans within that broader group.

Madrasah-i Gawhar Shad
Buzkashi Stadium
Id Gah Mosque.
Ashraf Ghani