About Syria

About the Syrian Arab Republic

     DC: Damascus

     Area: 185,180 km 2.

     Population: 17 million inhabitants (2003)

     Climate: Syria has a mild Mediterranean climate with four distinct seasons. The average summer temperature 32 degrees Celsius in winter 10 degrees Celsius in the Spring and Autumn 22 ° C

     Time: Winter time starts from November to March (+2 hours GMT.) And daylight savings time from April to October (+3 hours GMT.)

     About Travel

     Check-in: Syria welcomes all visitors from the Arab brothers and they do not need a visa on their passport to be valid.

     There are no restrictions on the introduction of foreign currency that does not exceed the amount that holds traveler when you leave what has been declared upon entry.

     How to get to Syria: Syria is connected by air via Damascus International Airport and airports in Aleppo and Latakia in all continents by the Syrian Airlines and most international carriers and relate to overland routes through Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. And by sea ports of Latakia and Tartus on the Mediterranean Sea.

     Accommodation: There are hotels of international class in each of Damascus (Sheraton, Le Meridien, Sham) and Latakia and Palmyra, Hama, Aleppo and Deir al-Zour and Bosra and Savi, and are also available hotels of different grades in all parts of the country in addition to the chalets and furnished apartments.

     Transportation: provide buses, taxis and trains transport between major cities. Cars can be rented and tourist buses from Karnak and Transtour and others, are also available domestic flights.

     Cash: the basic unit of currency is the Syrian pound Syrian and equal to 100 penny. And categories of pounds of cash used paper are: 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 200 500, 1000 The metal pieces are: 1.2, 5 10.25 SP

     Weights and Measures: meter and Alklg.

     Hours: ministry official institutions and from 8.00 to 14.00. Emporia: Winter from 10.00 am to 14.00 pm and from 16:00 pm to 20:00 pm. And in summer from 10.00 to 14.00 and from 17.00 am to 21.00 pm.

     Holiday: Friday and Saturday.

     Regime: Syrian Arab Republic where the people elect the president every seven years, as well as members of parliament every four years, and the president appoints the Prime Minister and current President of the Republic is the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.