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THE FACTS
NAME: Syria
LOCATION: Africa & The Middle East
GOVERNMENT:   Republic under an authoritarian military-dominated regime
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Arabic (official); Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian widely understood; French, English somewhat understood.
MAJOR RELIGION(S):  Sunni Muslim 74%, other Muslim (includes Alawite, Druze) 16%, Christian (various denominations) 10%, Jewish (tiny communities in Damascus, Al Qamishli, and Aleppo).
MAJOR ETHNIC GROUPS: Arab 90.3%, Kurds, Armenians, and other 9.7%.

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