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Damascus is the capital and largest city of Syria. Damascus is home to a wide range of industrial activity, such as Textile, food processing, Cement and various Chemical industries. The historical role that Damascus played as an important trade centre has changed in recent years due to political development in the region as well as the development of modern trade.Syria is in the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Lebanon and Turkey. The climate is mostly desert with hot, dry, sunny summers and mild, rainy winters, with snow or sleet periodically in Damascus.The official language is Arabic. English is commonly used in international business, particularly in the oil industry. French is also widely understood. The main religion is Islam.The economy of Syria is that of a middle-income, developing country with a diversified economy based on agriculture, industry, and energy.The security risk for expatriates in Syria is extreme. Risks include the ongoing civil conflict, attacks by armed forces, mass-casualty bombings, crime and kidnapping.The currency of Syrian Arab Republic is the Syrian Pound (SYP). As at 2016 it is not possible to use internationally issued credit and debit cards to withdraw money from ATMs or to pay for goods and services in Syria.Medical facilities are extremely limited and medical evacuation may not be possible. Due to the ongoing conflict many hospitals no longer operate. The destruction of infrastructure means there are regular outbreaks of infectious diseases.The population of Damascus is 1.7 Million (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 3.8% for Syria as at December 2018.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Syria is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 22%.