When it comes to Syria and its people it is somewhat diverse. Syria has a population of 22,517,750 as of July 2010. 19,100 of its population are Israeli settlers in the Golan Heights. There are many Ethnic groups in Syria. These groups are made of Arabs, Kurds, Armenians, and others. Arab make up the majority of Arabs which is equal to 90.3 percent of the population, while Kurds, Armenians and the others make up only 9.7 percent of the population. Modern-day Syrians are commonly described as Arabs by virtue of their modern-day language and bonds to Arab culture and history. During Colonial times there were many French settlers in the region.
Syrians are an overall indigenous Levantine people, closely related to their immediate neighbors, like Lebanese people, Palestinians, and Jordanians. Syrian Arabs, together with some 400,000 UNRWA Palestinian Arabs make up over 90% of the population. Druze number around 500,000, and concentrate mainly in the southern area of Jabal al-Druze. Syria also hosts non-Arab ethnic minorities. The largest of these groups, Kurds, constitutes about 9% of the population, or approximately 2 million people. The majority of Syrian Turkmen live in Aleppo, Damascus and Latakia. The Assyrians/Syriacs are a significant ethnic Christian minority that mainly lives in the north and northeast Homs, Aleppo, Qamishli, Hasakah. Their numbers have been boosted by many Iraqi refugees since the Iraq War. In addition, approximately 1,300,000 Iraqi refugees were estimated to live in Syria in 2007. Roughly 50% of these refugees were Sunni Arab Muslims, 24% Shi\'a Arab Muslim, and 20% Christian.
Every country in this world has one or multiple religions in their country. Syria has about five religions. To begin, the largest practiced religion is Sunni Muslim. It makes up 74 percent of all practiced religions. Then, comes the other Muslim religions such as the Alawite and the Druze Muslim religion, accounting for 16 percent. Christianity is the following religion marking up 10 percent of the practiced religions. Jewish makes up the rest of the practiced religions.
Additionally, communication is probably one the most important things we have as the human race. Communication is revealed through literacy, our ability to read and write fluently, as well as, our ability to talk. The literacy of Syria is 79.6 percent. This means that the majority the Syria?s people can read and write. There are various languages in Syria. The languages are the following: Arabic, which is the official language, Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian, French, and English.
Normally most places around the world are having increases in their population. Unfortunately, that is not the case for Syria. The population seems to be declining by .797 percent. There 23.52 birth per 1000 people in the population. Additionally, there are 3.67 deaths per 1000 people in the population. However, the problem is migration. Syrians seem to be migrating from 27.82 migrants/ 1,000 populations. The combination of deaths and migration per one thousand people per population explains the decline in population growth.