Flag of Syria

Flag of Syria

The Syrian flag consists of tricolor of horizontal stripes of red, white, and black color. Furthermore, there are two green five-pointed stars in the middle of the white stripe. The tricolor was adopted during the struggle for independence from the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century. However, independence did not last long and Syria became dominated by French and it has not achieved independence until the end of the 2nd World War in 1946. Since that time, the flag has changed several times, but the pan-Arab colors remained. The current flag was adopted in 1980 for the second time - for the first time it was in 1958, when Syria formed the United Arab Republic together with Egypt. An interesting fact is that after a change of political situation in the alliance, the stars were replaced by symbol of hawk for a short time, which currently is a dominant of the Egyptian flag.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Iraq Iraq Baghdad 34,035,000 438,317 km2
Flag of Israel Israel Jerusalem 8,146,300 22,145 km2
Flag of Jordan Jordan Amman 6,558,900 89,342 km2
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Beirut 4,822,000 10,400 km2
Flag of Turkey Turkey Ankara 76,667,864 783,562 km2

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Main information

Country
Syria
Capital city
Damascus
Population
21,898,000 (2013)
Total area
185,180 km2
Formation
17. 4. 1946
Highest point
Mount Hermon (2,814 m)
GDP
/
Currency
syrian pound (SYP)
Code
SY (SYR)
Calling code
+963
Internet TLD
.sy

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By continents
Asia

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Sýrie (Damašek)
English
Syria (Damascus)
German
Syrien, Arabische Republik (Damaskus)
French
Syrie (Damas)
Italian
Siria (Damasco)
Spanish
Siria (Damasco)
Russian
Сирия (Дамаск)
Slovak
Sýria (Damask)
Polish
Syria (Damaszek)
Portuguese
Síria (Damasco)
Chinese
叙利亚 (大马士革)
Japanese
シリア (ダマスカス)
Turkish
Suriye (Şam)
Norwegian
Syria (Damaskus)
Swedish
Syrien (Damaskus)
Hungarian
Szíria (Damaszkusz)
Dutch
Syrië (Damascus)
Danish
Syrien (Damaskus)
Finnish
Syyria (Damaskos)
Hebrew
סוריה (דמשק)

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