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Syria (Cherry, Plum, and Chrysanthemum)

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Syrian Republic
الجمهورية السورية
Timeline: Cherry, Plum, and Chrysanthemum

OTL equivalent: Syria
Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963) Coat of arms of Syria-1957
Flag Emblem
Anthem "Guardians of the Homeland"
Capital Damascus
Largest city Aleppo
Language Arabic
Religion Islam; Christianity
Demonym Syrian
Government Unitary state; Semi-presidential republic
  legislature Parliament of Syria
Established May 14, 1930
Independence from French Mandate of Syria and Lebanon
  declared April 17, 1946
Currency Syrian pound (SYP)

Syria (Arabic: سوريا‎ or سورية, Sūriyā or Sūrīyah), officially the Syrian Republic (Arabic: الجمهورية السورية‎ Al-Jumhūriyyah Al-Sūriyyah), is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Assyria to the northeast, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, Israel and Palestine to the southwest. Its capital Damascus is among the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world.

The modern Syrian state was established after World War I as a component of French mandate, and represented the largest Arab state to emerge from the formerly Ottoman-ruled Arab Levant. It gained independence in April 17, 1946, as a parliamentary republic.

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