Syria Travel Guide

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Syria Administrative Division

Syria is divided into fourteen governorates, or muhafazat. The governorates are divided into a total of sixty districts, or manatiq, which are further divided into sub-districts, or nawahi.

A governor, whose appointment is proposed by the minister of the interior, approved by the cabinet, and announced by executive decree, heads each governorate. The governor is assisted by an elected provincial council. Most of the Quneitra Governorate has been unilaterally annexed by Israel as the Golan Heights territory.

The capital Damascus is the largest city in Syria, and the metropolitan area is a governorate on its own. Aleppo in northern Syria, the second largest city, is also a major industrial, urban and cultural center. Aleppo's old town has been designated by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Latakia along with Tartus are Syria's main ports on the Mediterranean sea. Other major cities include Homs in central Syria and Deir ez-Zor on the Euphrates river in eastern Syria.


Travel Quotes:

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. Anais Nin

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. Francis Bacon


Syria Travel Informations and Jordan Travel Guide
Syria Etymology - Syria Politics: Constitution & Government - Human Rights - Emergency Law - Syria Administrative Divisions
Syria Geography - Syria Economy: Foreign Trade - Transport - Syria Demographics - Syria Ethnic Groups - Syria Religion
Syria Languages - Education in Syria - Syria Military - Syria Culture - Music of Syria - Syrian Literature

Syria History: Eblan civilization - Antiquity and early Christian era - Islamic era - Ottoman Era
French Mandate - Instability and Foreign Relations: Independence to 1967 - Six Day War and Aftermath
Baath Party Rule Under Hafezc Al-Assad, 1970-2000 - 21st Century
Syrian Territorial Problems: Turkish-Syrian Dispute Over Iskandaron Province - Israeli Annexation of the Golan Heights

Syria Tourism
Syria Tourist Attractions: Damascus - Aleppo - Krak des Chevaliers - Palmyra - Bosra
Dead Cities - Hama - Qala'at Samaan


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Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

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