Note: Data in these sections were collected in early-mid 2014, and may no longer be accurate at this time.

Basic Facts


Syria By the Numbers

Area181,180 sq km
(slightly larger than N. Dakota)
Population density121 people per square kilometer
Urban/rural population55% urban, 45% rural
GDP$180 billion
GDP per capita$5,100
Ethnic groups90% Arab; 9% Kurd; 1% other
Religious groups74% Sunni Muslim; 11% Alawite; 10% Christian, 3% Druze, 2% other (mostly Shi'a)