Ar-Raqqah

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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°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

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.

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