Syria is domestically recognized as Suriyah and the sort of government it has is Republic.
The capital city of Syria is Damascus and boasts a population of 2.4 million.
The Syrian flag is comprises three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and black; two small, green, five-pointed stars in a horizontal line centered in the white band; the band colors derive from the Arab Liberation flag and represent oppression (black), overcome through bloody struggle (red), to be replaced by a bright future (white); identical to the former flag of the United Arab Republic (1958-1961) where the two stars represented the constituent states of Syria and Egypt; the current design dates to 1980 and is shown above.
The National symbol of Syria is hawk.
The National hymn of Syria is ""Hum?t ad-Diy?r" ("Guardians of the Homeland")" which was composed by Mohammed Flayfel.