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Palmyra - Syria
Palmyra - Syria


Palmyra is an ancient Semitic city in present-day Homs Governorate, Syria. Archaeological finds date back to the Neolithic period, and documents first mention the city in the early second millennium BC
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Capital: Damascus

Location: Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Lebanon and Turkey

Government: Syrian Arab Republic

Currency: Syrian pounds (SYP)

Area: 187,437 sq km

Population: 20,384,316 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Arabic (official), Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian, French, English

Religion: Muslim 87% (official; includes Sunni 74% and Alawi, Ismaili, and Shia 13%), Christian 10% (includes Orthodox, Uniate, and Nestorian), Druze 3%

TimeZone: UTC+2

Tel Code: +963

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