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  (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°01′E / 35.95°N 39.01°E / 35.95; 39.01Coordinates: 35°57′N 39°01′E / 35.95°N 39.01°E / 35.95; 39.01
Country Syria
GovernorateAr Raqqah Governorate
DistrictAr-Raqqah District
NahiyahAr-Raqqah
Founded244-242 BC
Area
 • Total1,962 km2 (758 sq mi)
Elevation
245 m (804 ft)
Population
 (2019)[2]
 • Total300,000
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
 • Pre-Civil War
City: 220,488 Nahiyah: 338,773[1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)+3
Area code(s)22

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2004 Census Data for ar-Raqqah nahiyah" (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015. Also available in English: "2004 Census Data *". UN OCHA. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  2. "Ar-Raqqa Governorate Panoramic Report - December 2019" (PDF). Assistance Coordination Unit. 24 December 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2020.