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Society of Syria

Deir al-Zor (Photo HH)

Syria’s ethnic and religious composition is fairly homogenous. The population is overwhelmingly Arab and of Sunni Muslim religious denomination. Its dominant culture is Arab Islamic. Ethnic and religious minorities have nonetheless left a significant mark on Syrian society. The population distribution is uneven, with most of the Syrians living in the western part of the country. An extensive desert stretches across most of Syria’s eastern territory.

Shopping street in Damascus (Photo Shutterstock)
Agriculture in Kurdish territory (Photo HH)
Aleppo (Photo HH)
Tea vendor in Damascus (Photo HH)

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