Ar-Raqqah

city in Syria

Ar-Raqqah (Arabic: الرقة‎ / ALA-LC: ar-Raqqah), also spelled Rakka, is a city in north central Syria. It is the capital of the Ar-Raqqah Governorate.

Ar-Raqqah

الرقة (in Arabic)
Sunset over the rooftops in one of the modern quarters of the city
Sunset over the rooftops in one of the modern quarters of the city
Ar-Raqqah is located in Syria
Ar-Raqqah
Ar-Raqqah
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°57′N 39°1′E / 35.950°N 39.017°E / 35.950; 39.017Coordinates: 35°57′N 39°1′E / 35.950°N 39.017°E / 35.950; 39.017
Country Syria
GovernorateAr Raqqah Governorate
DistrictAr-Raqqah District
NahiyahAr-Raqqah
Founded244-242 BC
Area
 • City1,962 km2 (758 sq mi)
Elevation
245 m (804 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • City220,268
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
 • Metro
338,773
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)+3
Area code(s)22

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