List of islands of Syria

Syria is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. The geography of Syria includes fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts.

Ocean islands [ edit ]

A satellite image of Arwad

There are exactly five ocean islands belonging to Syria. They are all close to the Mediterranean Sea coast in the region of Tartus:[1]

Note: List of island from North to South.

Inland islands [ edit ]

  • Qal'at Ja'bar: a castle on a hill-top which became an island with the formation of Lake Assad in 1974.
  • Jazirat al-Thawra: The Island of the Revolution is a designated nature reserve in Lake Assad.

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Joško Barić, "How did the war affect the only Syrian inhabited island", Syrian War Daily, 28 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Jazīrat Başīrah",, Syria, retrieved 4 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Arwad, Fortress at Sea". Aramco World. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  4. ^ Dodonov et al., "Late Quaternary marine terraces in the Mediterranean coastal area of Syria: Geochronology and neotectonics", Quaternary International, vol. 190, iss. 1, pp. 158-170, November 2008
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