Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Syria

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SYRIA
SYRIA

Large areas of Syria are held by various rebel groups.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Syria - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

963

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

SYR

Internet country code

SY

GRC Country Code

SYR

Syria - Number format

   1,234.45

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Syria - Languages

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Language Map External

The national language is Standard Arabic External. 15 other languages are spoken. The most widespread of these are: Mespotamian Spoken Arabic External (1 800 000 speakers in Eastern Syria); Najdi Spoken Arabic External (500 000 speakers in the Syrian Desert); Northern Levantine Spoken Arabic External (8 800 000 speakers); North Mesopotamian Spoken Arabic External (300 000 speakers); Armenian External (320 000 speakers) and Kurmanji (Kurdish) External (938 000 speakers).

There is heavy prejudice against Kurdish-speakers - its teaching in schools is forbidden and its use heavily discouraged. It is therefore unlikely to be found in addresses.

Forms of address

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The forms of address used in Syria are:

   Sayyed           Mr
   Sayyedeh         Mrs
   Anessah          Miss

In writing this becomes:

   As-Sayyed        Mr
   As-Sayyedeh      Mrs
   Al-Anessah       Miss

For those people with professional qualifications, these are used as an address form in this way:

   Medical:          al-Doutour + given names + family names
   Engineering:      al-Muhandes + given names + family names
   Teacher:          al-Ustath + given names + family names

Syria - Example address format

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Address formats are flexible in Syria. Here are some examples:

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A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Syria - Postal codes

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Syria has no postal code system.

Syria - Postal code format

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Syria - Postal code specifics

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Syria - Postal code regular expression

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Syria - Postal code level of coverage

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Place names in Syria

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Refer to Exonyms in Syria for full lists of place names in Syria in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http:www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Syria - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Syria

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All area codes for Syrian telephone numbers, when called from abroad, have a length of 2 digits. Fixed line subscriber numbers have 6 or 7 digits, mobile subscriber numbers have 7 digits and use the area codes between 92 and 99.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External


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