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You may have had stuffed potatoes - but not like these yummy ones popular in Syria!

 

Spinach Stuffed Pies - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

These wonderfully yummy spinach pies are easy to make and a great and healthy treat for the entire family!

 

Shimmering Shish Barak a native recipe of syria that would make a sumptuous delightful meal.

Mouth watering Seesh Kebab!

Check out this wonderful recipe for superb Spinach Seesh Kebab submitted by Fati's Recipes!


Royal Rice and Peas Recipe a native recipe from the Syrian Region.


A delicious Pastry Recipe from the heart of Syria.

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Syria Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Damascus

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Aleppo

GEOGRAPHY

Syria is situated at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea and north of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, Jordan. The Euphrates river crosses the country in the east. It is considered to be one of the fifteen states that comprise the so-called "Cradle of civilization".

 

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 22.4 Million. Muslims account for about 74% of the population.

CLIMATE

Hot, sunny summers and cold winters. In summer the temperatures can reach in excess of 35°C during the day. Snowfall is common in winter on the mountains.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Arabic the official language. Kurdish, English and French are widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+2 hrs
Summer: +3 hrs

BUSINESS HOURS

Government:
9 AM to 3 PM
General: 9 AM to 5 PM
(Sunday to Thursday are the working days of the week. Friday & Saturday are considered as weekends)


HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: April 17th
Mother's Day: March 21st
May Day: May 1st
Christmas Day: December 25th

Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha
Milad-un-Nabi
Islamic New Year

CURRENCY

Syrian Pound

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 112
Medical: 110
Fire: 113

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