Syria’s flag has two stars, it represents the previous union between Syria and Egypt.
The largest lake in Syria, Lake Assad, is a man-made lake built in 1968. The maximum surface area of the lake is 235 square miles (or 610 square kilometers).
Syria is in the Middle East, with a population of 26 million people. Its capital is Damascus, and their currency is Syrian Pound. The official language in Syria is Arabic.
They celebrate many holidays including:
- New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
- Mother’s Day in Middle East (Mar 21)
- Gregorian Easter (Date varies)
- Evacuation Day (Apr 17)
- Labor Day (May 1)
- Julian Easter (Date varies)
- Martyrs’ Day (May 6)
- Eid Al Fitr (Date varies)
- Eid Al Adaha (Date varies)
- Islamic New Year (Date varies)
- October Liberatory War (Oct 6)
- Mawlid (Date varies)
- Christmas (Dec 25)
It has no national parks but has 6 world heritage sites including:
- Ancient City of Aleppo
- Ancient City of Bosra
- Ancient City of Damascus
- Ancient Villages of Northern Syria
- Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din
Want to learn more? Check out Syria’s tourism website!
Also check out the National Museum of Damacus.