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Description: The Physical Map of Syria showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, seas, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.

Syria Facts and Country Information...

Syria officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in West Asia, have borders Turkey to the north,Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Iraq to the east, Israel to the southwest and Jordan to the south.

Arid plateau is the main topographical feature of the country. In the northwest the country is fairly green. The greener side of the country is bordering the Mediterranean. "Al Jazira" in the north and "Hawran" in the south are the main agricultural lands of Syria.

In the east the Euphrates crosses the country and is the most important river of Syria. Petroleum is the main natural resource of the country and is found in the northeast in 1956. It becomes a chief exporter after that.

he main oil fields are Qaratshui, Tayyem, near Dayraz–Zawr, Rumayian and Suwaydiyah. These fields are the extension of the oil fields of Mosul and Kirkuk of Iraq. At the field of Jbessa natural gas was found in 1940. At some parts of the country the elevation reaches to a point where the snowfall happens during winter season. Syria is among one of the fifteen states that constitutes the part of the Cradle of civilization.

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