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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
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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