Syria
full name: Syrian Arab Republic Syria flag
capital city: Damascus
population: 17,064,854 (July 2014 est.)
official language: Arabic
business language: Arabic (main), English
major religion: Islam
intl.dialling code: +963
internet suffix: .sy
time zone: UTC/GMT + 2 hours
currency: 1 pound = 100 piastres
GDP - real growth rate: NA% (2012 est.)
GDP - per capita: $5,100 (2011 est.)
main export: Oil, gas
government: Republic
head of state: President Bashar al-ASAD
prime minister: Wael al-HALQI