Syria Geography, Politics, and Culture

Now called the Syrian Arab Republic, the region was once the center of the Islamic Caliphate and covered an area that was both invaded and influenced by Romans, Mongols, Crusaders, and Turks. Modern Syria gained its independence from France in 1946 but has lived through periods of political instability driven by the conflicting interests of these various groups.

The country consists of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, and is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Kurds, Armenians, Assyrians, Christians, Druze, Alawite Shia, and Arab Sunnis, the last of whom make up a majority of the Muslim population.

Since 2011, the country has been engaged in a bitter civil conflict initially sparked by the Arab Spring that turned into a complex war involving regional and international powers. This was to contest political power, long-held by a small, mainly Alawite, elite.

2021
March 21Mothers’ Day
April 17Independence Day
May 1May Day
May 2Orthodox Easter Day
May 6Martyrs’ Day
May 13Eid al-Fitr
July 20Eid al-Adha
August 10Muharram
October 6October Liberation Day
October 19The Prophet’s Birthday
December 25Christmas Day
  • Limited Liability
  • Corporation
  • Partnership
  • Corporate Tax: 22%
  • Income Tax (Lowest Marginal Rate): 5%
  • Income Tax (Highest Marginal Rate): 15%
  • VAT/GST/Sales Tax: N/A
  • Central Bank of Syria
  • Commercial Bank of Syria
  • Industrial Bank of Syria
  • Agricultural Cooperative Bank
  • Popular Credit Bank
  • Real Estate Bank
  • Saving Bank
  • Bank of Syria and Overseas
  • Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi
  • Byblos Bank
  • Popular Credit Bank
  • Syria Gulf Bank
  • Bank Audi
  • The International Bank for Trade & Finance
  • Arab Bank
  • Qatar National Bank
  • Syria International Islamic Bank
  • Cham Bank

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