Syria

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  • President: Bashar al-Assad (2000)
  • Prime Minister: Riyad Farid Hijab (2012)
  • Land area: 71,062 sq mi (184,051 sq km); total area: 71,498 sq mi (185,180 sq km)
  • Population (2014 est.): 17,951,639 (growth rate: -9.73%); birth rate: 22.76/1000; infant mortality rate: 15.79/1000; life expectancy: 68.41; density per sq mi: 306.5
  • Capital (2011 est.): Damascus, 2.65 million
  • Other large cities: Aleppo, 3.164 million; Hims, 1.369 million; Hamah, 933,000
  • Monetary unit: Syrian pound
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