Map of Syria with Ar-Raqqah highlighted
|Coordinates (Ar-Raqqah): Coordinates:|
|• Total||19,616 km2 (7,574 sq mi)|
|• Density||48/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|ISO 3166 code||SY-RA|
Ar-Raqqah Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة الرقة ALA: Muḥāfaẓat ar-Raqqah and Kurdish: Parezgah Raqa) is one of the fourteen governorates (provinces) of Syria. It is situated in the north of the country and covers an area of 19,616 km². The governorate has a population of 921,000 (2010 census office estimate). The capital is Ar-Raqqah.
These are further divided into sub-districts (nawahi).
Syrian Civil War
On 11 February 2013, Syrian rebels, including al-Nusra fighters, took control of the Tabqa dam, and Tabqa city, according to SOHR and videos posted by rebels. Tabqa dam on the Euphrates river is the largest hydroelectric dam in Syria and provides electricity to many areas, including Aleppo. Tabqa is also known as Thawrah.
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- Saad, Hwaida; Gladstone, Rick (2013-02-11). "Syrian Insurgents Claim to Control Large Hydropower Dam". The New York Times.
- "Syrian rebels advance toward Aleppo airport - US News and World Report". Usnews.com. 2013-02-12. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
- eraqqa The First Complete website for raqqa news and services
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