Syrian Arab Republic
The Syrian Arab Republic, officially known as Syria, is a country located in the Middle East. It is bordered by Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Lebanon to the west. The country has a diverse population, with Arabs making up the majority, as well as Kurds, Turkmen, and other ethnic and religious minorities. The capital and largest city is Damascus. The official language is Arabic, and the currency is the Syrian pound. The country has a diverse geography, with deserts, mountains, and fertile plains. The economy is primarily based on agriculture and industry, with a growing service sector. The country has a rich cultural heritage, with many ancient ruins and historical sites, including the ancient city of Palmyra. The country has been embroiled in a devastating civil war since 2011, which has caused widespread destruction and displacement of its people.