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In Syria
6000 years

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This is incorrect. Syria has been called Syria since 10,000 B.C. Syria used to be larger than it currently is, but it divided into multiple countries.

Source: I am Syrian.
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How did Syria get its name?

The name Syria may come from the name of the language witch has been spoken around the area, the Syriac language, one of the three principal languages of bible (Syriac is also known as Northern Aramaic). It is also possible that it comes from the name of the Phoenician city state of Sour (Tyre in En (MORE)

Where is Syria located?

Syria is bounded by the Mediterranean and Lebanon on the west , by Jordan on the south , by Iraq on the east and by Turkey on the north . The frontier between Syria and Turkey was settled by the Franco-Turkish agreement of 22 June 1929 . xcool77

How long is the flight from Bahrain to Syria?

As i recall from recent visits to syria , we left the airport at about 2 pm and arrived Bahrain at about 5 30 ,so that's 4 and a half hours. I'm not sure though , but it would be around 4 and a half hours...

Why is Syria called land of saladin?

Because Salahadin was the sultan of Syria back in time. Also the sultan in Egypt, Yemen and some other places. He was a great warrior, with the biggest heart a warrior has ever had, he was fair, even to his enemies. He was a Islam-believer

What is unique about Syria?

That it is the oldest capital on Earth . Although Antioch is currently part of Turkey, Antioch wasconsidered part of Syria, which is the city that Christianitystarted in. the first alphabet

Is Syria safe?

22.5 million people live there, it seems safe for them. Certainly no more dangerous than many places. Not Currently(2012), but I was there a couple years ago and everything seemed fine. However they are crazy drivers so prepare yourself for that if you are going.

What is Syrias contient?

The country of Syria is located on the continent of Asia. Thecapitol of Syria is Damascus and the country has 22.4 millionresidents.

The religions of Syria?

Christianity is about 20% of the population, Islam about 80% That was back in the day though, right now Christians make a very big population in syria i don't know how much that way more than 20% Islam: Sunni: 74%, Shia:~13% Christian: ~10%

What do they wear in Syria?

They wear the same clothes worn in Europe and the United States. Very few Muslims wear the traditional head peice and most Syrians don't so it's hard to tell wheather somebodys Christian or Muslim.

Is Syria the best?

Well, everyone thinks their country is the best, and my country is syria so I guess yeah it is :)

What are the religions in Syria?

The religions in Syria are basically two religions , Islam and Christianity and there are some Jews too but the number of them are declining .

Who was the king of Syria?

Faisal bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashemi became the king of Greater Syria on 1920 March 7, before being deposed by the French on July 25, forcing al-Hashemi to take refuge in the United Kingdom. He was later made King of Iraq on 1921 August 23.

What time is it in Syria?

UTC + 2 hrs. from the last Sun. of Oct. until the last Sun. of March. UTC + 3 hrs. the rest of the year.

What is Syria now called?

Syria is now called Syria. It never changed. The historic name of Syria in Arabic is Bilaad ash-Shaam (بلاد الشام) whereas it is now called Surya (سوريا).

Who can vote in Syria?

According to Syrian Law, all people above the age of 18 can vote. In practice, Syria is a dictatorship and nobody votes.

What is Syria-Palestine?

In Arabic, there is a term for the territory currently occupied by Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. It is called "Bilaad Sham" (بلاد شام) and usually translated as "Greater Syria" since Damascus was the most powerful city in Bilaad Sham. There is another name (with (MORE)

How long doesit take to fly from Iran to Syria?

A random search for flights from Tehran Khomeini (IKA) to Damascus (DAM) shows: OPTION 1: 9hr 05min via Bahrain (BAH) IKA - BAH Gulf Air Flt 337 Dep 04:35am 17DEc,Thu Connecting flight wait time 4hr 05min BAH - DAM Gulf Air Flt 901 Dep 10:10am 17Dec,Thu Flight Duration: 5hr 00min; Layover Time: 4hr (MORE)

What do they celebrate in Syria?

Ramadan Christmas Haneka(Dont know if i spelled it right) eid aladha the day of independent of Syria Muslim and Christian Brotherhood festival Sultan Basha alatrash revolution against the french the great Syrian Israel war.

Is it safe in Syria?

I suggest you not to visit Syria at this moment. The Syrian dictatorship is "waging war" against "Sunni terrorists", which are actually pro-democracy peaceful protesters. The Arab Spring have pretty much opened the Pandora's Box in that country. Just wait until Assad gets toppled and new democratic (MORE)

What are Syrias religions?

Muslims Come First Christians are Second and there used to be a huge tribe of Jews in Aleppo that later immigrated to Israel.

Why were Macedonia Syria and Egypt called Hellenistic?

Hellenistic means relating to Greek history, language, and culturefrom the death of Alexander the Great to the defeat of Cleopatraand Mark Antony by Octavian in 31 BCE. During this period Alexanderthe Great's Greek culture that he spread to the lands he conquered,flourished, spreading through the Me (MORE)

Is Syria in turkey?

No, Syria is an independent country. Turkey is the country that boarders Syria from the north.

Is Syria a monarchy?

Strictly speaking, it is not. It is a Presidential Dictatorship.However, the method of presidential succession is monarchical, inthat sons replace fathers as Presidents.

What can you do in Syria?

I recently went to Syria and it was great. Some sights to see are:Palmyra, Alleppo, and of course Damascues. Oh, and definitely shopin the souks (market places). Whats great about Syria is that youcan go to surrounding countries like Jordan, Israel, Egypt, andLebanon. We just went to Syria, Lebanon, (MORE)

What is Santa Claus called in Syria?

Pere Noel in the areas of French and/or Christian influence. Traditional Syrian present-bringer is the youngest camel, and brought on January 6th, the Christian Feast of Epiphany, when we mark the visit and gifts of the Magi.

How long did the Romans occupy Syria?

The Romans occupied Syria for approximately 701 years. The area called Syria in ancient times was more or less the whole territory today called the Levant, not the boundaries of the present day country of Syria. Pompey added it to the Roman empire in 64 BC. It remained a Roman possession under Byzan (MORE)

Why is there unrest in Syria?

Note: Don't listen to those Assad supporters, because they're out there to brainwash others to support this bloodthristy dictator. Be objective and find the truth. Its cause is a long and pitiful tragedy. Syria was created as a byproduct of Ottoman Turkish and French occupation. When the French ki (MORE)

Why did Syria have war?

Answer 1 Syria is having a war because the have one dictator which is aperson who is in charge and it dosen't matter what anyone elsedecides he has the power. The people didn't want this because itwas a unfair process and could be very dangerous if the leader madeone wrong descision which people co (MORE)

Why is there fighting in Syria?

It's revolution against dictator Bashar Assad and his regime. Assad family is rulling Syria from 1970, they destroy everything in Syria,steal everything and did so many massacres in Syria...

Why is there violence in Syria?

Because the United States wants to weaken Iran through collapsingSyira's Regime.. What I don't understand is why so many have to die

Who will win in Syria?

The US and UN, because The CIA and Al-Quada are regime changers for the New World Order.

What is the call code from Syria to north America?

The country code for North America (USA, Canada, and some Caribbean/nearby islands) is +1 . (The plus sign means "insert your international access prefix here." From a GSM mobile phone, you can enter the number in full international format, starting with the plus sign. The most common prefix is 0 (MORE)

Is Syria in OPEC?

No. OPEC members are Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela, in alphabetical order..

Who is allied with Syria?

Syria is currently allied with Iran and Russia , and is also in good relations with thefollowing countries: . The People's Republic of China . North Korea . Cuba . Venezuela . Bolivia . Ecuador . Nicaragua . Brazil . South Africa . Tanzania . Pakistan

When did Syria happen?

Syria is an ancient country. Though it's been ruled off and on byvarious higher powers -- Rome, Egypt, others -- it goes backthousands of years BC. It's in the Bible. Damascus is the longestcontinuously occupied city in the world.

How long is a flight from Syria to London?

A flight from Syria to London is 4 hours and 43 minutes approximately. It is an approximation because factors such as weather could cause delay. At this time there is extra security in place for flights returning from the Middle East due to the threat of the uncivilised and barbaric ISIS. NATO (MORE)

Who are Syria?

Syria is a place not a people. The people that live in Syria arecalled Syrians.

Was Syria nuked?

No. The only wartime nuclear bombs that have ever been used were the two employed by the United States against Japan in August of 1945. However, recently the Assad regime has used chemical weapons to attack civilians and enemies of the regimes. Conversely, Syria was collaborating with North Korea wi (MORE)