this page you will find a map of Syria
and some information about the country. The map is a detail of a Map
of the World published by Planet
Poster Editons in Germany.
Map of the World costs 11.50 Euros, it is described in detail at www.planetposter.de
(only in German) and can be ordered at www.wissenladen.de.
Official name of country: Suriyya
Official script of the country: Arabic/Arabisch
Capital: Dimashq (Damascus).
of inhabitats: see www.citypopulation.de.
of Syria with surrounding
areas. - Landkarte von Syrien.
- Mapa de Siria. - Carte de Syrie.
Syria's capital is Damascus (= Dimashq), which is also the biggest city of the country. Flights to Syria usually go to Damascus. Other important cities are Halab (Haleb, Aleppo) and Hims.
The official language of Syria is Arabic. In our map we have given the spellings of the localities in the Arabic script.
In Syria's north lives a Kurdish minority, their language and culture is suppressed by the state and has no official status (Province of As-Suwayda', in Kurdish Siwediye, the Kurdish language is written in the Arabic script in Syria). Other languages native of Syria are Aramaic and Assyrian, also these languages are not promoted and have no official status.
Tourism is of lower importance in Syria. We would appreciate more detailed information, also about tourism, flights, or individual tours to Syria.
to all maps in Asia:
Andaman Islands [IN]
Arabian Sea [~~~~~]
Banda Sea [~~~~~]
Bay of Bengal [~~~~~]
Borneo [ID, MY, BN]
East China Sea [~~~~~]
Indian Ocean [~~~~~]
Japan Sea [~~~~~]
Nicobar Islands [IN]
Okhotsk Sea [~~~~~]
South China Sea [~~~~~]
United Arab Emirates
Yellow Sea [~~~~~]
to all continents:
Nord- und Mittelamerika
is our Map
of the World with original scripts (original size 70 x 100
cm), from which the detailed map shown above has been cut out. The numbers of
city inhabitants and vegetational zones were researched by hand for every country,
by using the sources listed below. This procedure prevented the map from containing
traditional errors provoked by simply copying such information from previous
map can be ordered for 11.50 Euros (+ postage and packing) at www.wissenladen.de.
on which the information contained in this map is based:
vegetational base map was aligned with satellite pictures from Google
official names of the countries are quite well researched at www.geonames.de.
Also here you can find information on the geography of many countries: www.geographixx.de.
numbers of inhabitants of the cities were taken from www.citypopulation.de.
the mountain peak altitudes were largely derived form www.peakbagger.com.
is the link to the sitemap, where all areas
with maps are linked.
Map of the World was compiled by F. Welter-Schultes (Planet Poster Editions,
Göttingen, Germany). Copyright (c) 2006 R. Krätzner & F. Welter-Schultes.
reprints of detailed maps like this one, including on commercial web pages,
are not principally excluded, but require explicite permission of the publisher.
We will be pleased to grant such a permission, prices are individually negociable
and certainly not too expensive.
Please contact fwelter#gwdg.de (replace # by
@, this is to avoid spam mails).
for non-commercial purposes are even less complicated - but also in these cases
please inform the publisher in advance, and in any case mention the source www.planetposter.de.