Aram

Aram

ܐܪܡ (Syriac script)
ארם (Hebrew script)
Flag of Aram
Flag
Syria (orthographic projection).svg
CapitalDarmsuq
Official languagesAramaic
Demonym(s)Aramaean(s)
GovernmentUnitary semi-presidential republic
LegislatureMotwa
Independence 
from France
• French Mandate
1 December 1924
• Mandatory republic
14 May 1930
• De jure independence
24 October 1945
• De facto independence
12 April 1946
Area
• 
185,180 km2 (71,500 sq mi)
• Water (%)
1.1
Population
• 2020 estimate
25,000,000
• Density
113.5/km2 (294.0/sq mi)
Currencypound (or lira) (AMP)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+3 (EEST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+963
ISO 3166 codeAA
Internet TLD.aa

Aram (/æɹˈæm/; Syriac script: ܐܪܡ; Hebrew script: ארם; both pronounced /ʔɑrɑm/) is a country in Western Asia, bordering Israel and Lebanon to the south-west, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, and Jordan to the south. A country of fertile plains, deserts and high mountains (from which the country takes its name), Aram is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Aramaeans (who constitute the largest ethnic group), Arabs, Kurds, Turks, Assyrians, Armenians, Circassians, Mandeans and Greeks. Religious groups include Christians (who constitute the largest religious group), Muslims, Jews, as well as others.