Presentation on theme: "Emilie Anderson Syrian Arab Republic. General Information The population of Syria is 74% Sunni, 12% Alawi, 10% Christian and 3% Druze. The National Anthem."— Presentation transcript:
General Information The population of Syria is 74% Sunni, 12% Alawi, 10% Christian and 3% Druze. The National Anthem is “Homat el Diyar.” The capital is Damascus. Total population is 21,000,000
Government Structure Syria is formally a republic They have a president and two vice presidents The president has to a Muslim The president appoints ministers and can declare war They have three levels of courts: courts of first instance, courts of appeals, and the constitutional court
Economics Ten Syrian pounds converts to 1.07 Norwegian kroner, or about 0.20 United States dollars. With an economy based on agriculture, oil, industry, and tourism. : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria#Economy
Tourist Attractions The Roman theatre in Bosra The Site of Palmyra The Umayyad Mosque courtyard located in Damascus
Customs Dances such as the famous al-Samah, the Dabkes in all their variations and the sword dance are danced at marriage ceremonies and the birth of children. The skills of Embroidery, Ceramics, Pottery, Jewelry and Basketry are all passed down from generation to generation. These traditions exemplify Syrian values.
Languages The primary language is Arabic. Good night= طابت ليلتكم, ليلة سعيدة, طبتم مساءا, تصبح على خير. Hey =. ن. أهلاً, مرحبا !, ( تستخدم للفت الانتباه ); نجاح باهر, واو ! ( تستخدم لإظهار السرور, تعبير عن المفاجأة أو الاندهاش ); مرحبًا ! ( تستخدم للتحية )
Education 1st to 6th grade: Primary Education Level 7th to 9th grade: Lower Secondary Education Level 10th to 12th grade: Upper Secondary Education which is the equivalent of High School They have public schools They go to school for 6.7 hours a day They have to go to school 180.4 days a year
Military Females are not required to serve, although some do Males must register for the draft at 18; each year around 125,000 reach 19 They consist of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Air Defense Force, and several paramilitary forces.
Transportation There are three international airports in Syria - Damascus International Airport (DAM), Aleppo International Airport (ALP) and Lattakia International Airport You can take a train from either Tehran or Istanbul Yellow taxis are a good mode of transport if within the cities Called ‘servees' or ‘meecros' in the local lingo, these are minibuses or vans that seat around 10-12 people and carry passengers in and around cities on predetermined routes. Meercros are the best form of transportation when traveling in the cities.