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The Gharb Depression, a dry but fertile valley, lies between this range and other mountains to the east.
The Euphrates River and several of its tributaries pass through Syria, supplying more than 80 percent of the country's water.
Also represented are Turks; Armenians, most of whom fled Turkey between 19; and small numbers of Circassians, Assyrians, and Jews. They were originally nomadic, but many have been forced to settle in towns and villages. Arabic is the official language, and 90 percent of the population speaks it.
It was exacerbated by the promise of independence in 1941, which was not delivered until five years later.
Most of the country has a desertlike climate, with hot, dry summers and milder winters.
What little rain there is falls in the winter, mainly along the coast. The population in 2000 was 16,673,282 (not including the 35,150 people living in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, of whom 18,150 are Arabs and 17,000 are Israelis). Kurds are estimated to constitute between 3 and 9 percent of the population.
Syria is the name that was given to the region by the Greeks and Romans and probably derives from the Babylonian suri.
Arabs traditionally referred to Syria and a large, vaguely defined surrounding area as Sham, which translates as "the northern region," "the north," "Syria," or "Damascus." Arabs continued to refer to the area as Sham up until the twentieth century.
The flag consists of three horizontal stripes: red on top, white in the middle, and black on the bottom.