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Syria's Religious, Ethnic Groups


Syria's Population: 22.5 million people
(CIA World Factbook July 2012 estimate)


Syria's Ethnic Groups

Arab: 90 percent
Kurds: 9-10 percent
Armenians: 1 percent
Turkomans: 0.2 percent
Circassians: Less than 0.1 percent

Syria's Religious Groups

Sunni Islam: 74 percent
Christians: 10-11percent
Alawite Islam: 9-10 percent
Druze: 3 percent
Ismaili Islam: 1percent
Ithna'ashari/Twelver Shi'ite Islam: Less than 1percent

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