Syria is one of the larger states of the . Its capital, and second largest city after , is , the world's oldest continuously inhabited city.

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is the capital of Syria; it is also the country's largest city. Photo: علي الصمادي, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a semi-autonomous region of Syria, inhabited mostly by Kurds, and also known as Syrian Kurdistan.

is the largest city in Syria - population 2.1 million. Photo: Wurzelgnohm, CC0.

The , or Southeastern Desert, is a vast and sparsely populated region in southeastern Syria. Photo: Eusebius, CC BY 3.0.


The also spelled Hawran or Houran) is a region that spans parts of southern Syria and northern . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the region around , Syria. It contains the as well. Photo: Bgag, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a region in west-central Syria. Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Coast and Mountains of Syria is a region in the west of the country. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The is a rocky plateau at the southern end of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains, and straddles the borders of Syria and . Photo: Beivushtang, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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