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General Information About Damascus - Syria

Annual Temperature - Damascus

Annual Temperature

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Damascus History - Damascus

Damascus History

Inhabited since 10,000 B.C., Damascus is one of the world's most ancient cities, boasting a very colorful history. The city was conquered by Alexander the Great, and after his death it was annexed by the Roman general, Pompey. The Romans built a great deal of the infrastructure of the city. St....

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Damascus Residents - Damascus

Damascus Residents

Damascus has a population of 1.5 million people. The majority of the population are Muslims (predominantly Sunni, though Shiites also reside there). 15% are Christians, with a few Jews also claiming residency. Known as Damascenes, the residents of Damascus are friendly, hard-working and vivacious....

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Damascus Today  - Damascus

Damascus Today

Damascus is the capital of Syria. Apart from being the political center of the country, it is also the cultural heart of the country. Damascus’s authorities have done a very good job in preserving the many historical and cultural attractions. Various architectural styles are visible throughout...

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Exchange Rates - Damascus

Exchange Rates

{loadposition currency}  The currency used in the Syrian Arab Republic is the Syrian Pound (SYP).


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Fast Facts - Damascus

Fast Facts

Location Damascus is located 80 km from the Mediterranean Sea on a plateau 2200 feet above sea level. It is bordered by the Anti- Lebanon Mountains, with the Barada river flowing nearby   Dialing code +963   Emergency numbersRead More

Public Holidays - Damascus

Public Holidays

1st January- New Year’s Day   1st May- Labor Day   15th August- Assumption Day   1st November- All Saints Day   September- Eid-ul-Fitr   November- Eid-ul-Azha   25th December- Christmas Day

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Visa Information  - Damascus

Visa Information

There are a number of different visas available for individuals wishing to travel to Syria. Those wishing to enter Damascus must have a valid passport (valid for the next 6 months at least), must submit two application forms, two passport sized photographs and the application fee. Visa application...

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