The Syrian Arab republic is located in the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Lebanon and Turkey. Currently, Syria is a republic under the authoritarian regime of Bashar al-Assad. It is the 89th largest country in the world, with a total area of 185,180 square kilometers.

General Information
Official Name: 
Syrian Arab Republic الجمهورية العربية السورية (Al-Jumhūrīyah Al-ʻArabīyah As-Sūrīyah)
Capitol: 
Damascus
Population: 
17,951,639
Languages: 
Arabic
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
185,180
Year of UN Membership: 
1945
Year of Present State Formation: 
1961
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$59.957 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$5,040 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
1.60 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.47
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
35.80
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Islamic Group
Arab Group
Asian Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ABEDA: Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa
AFESD: Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
AMF: Arab Monetary Fund
CAEU: Council of Arab Economic Unity
G-24
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IDB: Islamic Development Bank
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
OAPEC: Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
OIC: Organization of Islamic Cooperation
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CD: Conference on Disarmament
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
820 Second Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 661-1313
(212) 983-4439
syrianmission@verizonmail.com

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