The demography of Damascus has added a multiethnic feel to Damascus, the capital of Syria.
About Damascus Demography
Damascus, the capital of Syria is home to more than 6 million citizens and, thus, Damascus demography holds a very important place in demography of Syria. The populace of Damascus includes people of various faiths such as Sunni Muslim, Alawi, Druze and Shi’a and Christians. A small community of Syrian Jewish is also found living in Damascus. The ethnic groups in Damascus comprises of Arabs, Armenians, Kurds and Assyrians.
The language group and ethnic group of Damascus
The citizens of Damascus are known as Damascene. The major segment of Damascus population is the result of immigration of people coming from rural areas. 75% of the population is the follower of Sunni Muslim religion. Arabic is the official language of Damascus. Educated Syrians of Damascus are efficient in languages like French and English, while Armenian and Turkish language are spoken among the Armenian and ‘Turkoman’ community.
The demography of Damascus has given this ‘Fragrant city’ a multi-ethnic and cosmopolitan feel.