Syria Geography - note

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Geography - note: the capital of Damascus - located at an oasis fed by the Barada River - is thought to be one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities; there are 42 Israeli settlements and civilian land use sites in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights (2014 est.)

Definition: This entry includes miscellaneous geographic information of significance not included elsewhere.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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