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==From today's featured article==
==From today's featured article==
''[[Aechmea Bromeliifolia]]'' is a bromeliad native to southern Mexico, Central America, Trinidad, and South America as far south as northern Argentina.
[[File:Syria Map.png|thumb|right|Map of Syria.]]
[[File:Aechmea bromeliifolia.jpg|thumb|right|Aechmea bromeliifolia]]
[[Syria]] is a country in the Middle East, formerly part of the [[Ottoman Empire]] and the French Mandate.


''Aechmea bromeliifolia'' can be found growing on the ground or as an epiphyte both in hot jungles and in arid regions at an altitude of up to 2,500 feet. It grows bright green leaves that have prominent spines and a bottle-shaped rosette. The branched inflorescence bears red bracts with greenish-yellow petals; the flowers are followed by black berries that are considered edible. The red form of this plant is sometimes sold as ''Aechmea Schiedeana''.
It lies to the southeast of [[Turkey (country)|Turkey]] and east of [[Lebanon]] and [[Israel]]. It is north of [[Jordan]] and northwest of [[Iraq]]. The capital is Damascus.  It was the first country in the region to let women vote.
 
It is currently undergoing a civil war in which forces loyal to dictator Bashar Assad have kept control of the capital but lost control of large parts of the countryside and some major cities.


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==About Encyc==
==About Encyc==

Revision as of 16:39, 9 August 2022

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From today's featured article

Map of Syria.

Syria is a country in the Middle East, formerly part of the Ottoman Empire and the French Mandate.

It lies to the southeast of Turkey and east of Lebanon and Israel. It is north of Jordan and northwest of Iraq. The capital is Damascus. It was the first country in the region to let women vote.

It is currently undergoing a civil war in which forces loyal to dictator Bashar Assad have kept control of the capital but lost control of large parts of the countryside and some major cities.

Did you know ...

  • ... that Unshackled! is a radio drama series produced by Pacific Garden Mission, in Chicago, Illinois, that first aired in 1950?
  • ... that London is the capital of the United Kingdom?
  • ... that a calculator watch is a digital watch fitted with buttons, so that it can function easily as a miniature calculator?

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