Syria

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Capital
Area
Currency
Damascus
185,180 km 2
Syrian pound (SYP)

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Introduction

The Syrian Arab Republic is a country in Western Asia that is bordered by Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, and Israel. It is one of the most dangerous nations due to a large number of terrorist attacks, coups, and other attacks. What is more, Syria has been in the armed conflict for quite a long time, resulting in receiving the last place on the Global Peace Index. The largest city and the capital of Syria is Damascus. In terms of size, The Syrian Arab Republic has the land coverage of 185,180 square kilometers.

Economy

It is difficult to estimate the GDP of Syria due to its military conflicts and general turmoil. A lot of independent sources claimed that the GDP (PPP included) of Syria in 2015 was estimated to be at around $50 billion. As a result, it was one of the least prosperous nations in the Arab world.

The same thing concerns its GDP per capita. 5 years ago it was at around $2,000, which is once again one of the worst values in the region and in the world in general.

Population

As a result of the large Syrian crisis, the immigration in the last 6 years was a huge problem for not only the nation, but also all its surrounding countries and Europe. There have been more than 12 million Syrians displaced and relocated.

Gross domestic product (GDP, GDP PPP)

Gross domestic product (GDP)

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Gross domestic product growth rate

Gross domestic product per capita

Gross domestic product (PPP)

Gross domestic product (PPP) per capita

International trade (Export, Import)

External balance on goods and services

External balance on goods and services (% of GDP)

Exports of goods and services (current US$)

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Imports of goods and services (current US$)

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Employment by sector, Unemployment

Unemployment (% of total labor force)

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Employment in agriculture (% of total employment)

Employment in industry (% of total employment)

Employment in services (% of total employment)

Vulnerable employment (% of total employment)