Population distribution: significant population density along the Mediterranean coast; larger concentrations found in the major cities of Damascus, Aleppo (the country's largest city), and Hims (Homs); more than half of the population lives in the coastal plain, the province of Halab, and the Euphrates River valley
note: the ongoing civil war has altered the population distribution
Definition: This entry provides a summary description of the population dispersion within a country. While it may suggest population density, it does not provide density figures.
Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on January 20, 2018