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Full nameAr-Raqqah
Native nameالرقة
GovernorateAr Raqqah Governorate
DistrictAr-Raqqah District
Elevation820.2 ft (250 m)
Total Population191784 (2008 est.)
Other information
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)+3 (UTC)
Area code22|22

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Ar-Raqqah ( ), also spelled Rakka, is a city in north central Syria located on the north bank of the Euphrates, about 160 km east of Aleppo. It is the capital of the Ar-Raqqah Governorate and one of the main cities of the historical Diyār Muḍar, the western part of the Jazīra. The modern population is about 191,784 (2008 estimate).

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