MAP: Syria and Missouri size comparison

September 11, 2013 | 5:27 p.m. CDT
Even though Syria and Missouri are close in size, the population of Syria is 22.4 million, about 3.5 times larger than Missouri’s 6 million. Seven million Syrians have been displaced as a result of the conflict, which is one million more than the population of Missouri.

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