Because of Syria's location between the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Peninsula, the nation has major variations in its climate, ranging from the humid Mediterranean coastal region to the desert lands and mountain ranges, and the Euphrates Valley.
The location of Syria has also been a factor in making Syria an important global nation, with its proximity to nations such as Israel and Iraq, which have held much prominence in world current events. In recent years, Syria became a refuge for many Afghans and Iraqis fleeing their war-torn countries.
The country of Syria is in the Asia continent and the latitude and longitude for the country are 34.8545° N, 37.0261° E.
The neighboring countries of Syria are:
- Northern Cyprus
Last Updated : February 13, 2013