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Ar-Raqqah

الرقة
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
Country  Syria
Governorate Ar Raqqah Governorate
District Ar-Raqqah District
Nahiyah Ar-Raqqah
Founded 244-242 BC
Area
 • City 1,962 km2 (758 sq mi)
Elevation
245 m (804 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • City 220,268
 • Density 112.267/km2 (290.77/sq mi)
 • Metro
338,773
Time zone UTC+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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