Al-Qahtaniyah, Al-Raqqah Governorate

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This article is about the village in Al-Raqqah Governorate in Syria. For other towns with the same name, see Al-Qahtaniyah.
Al-Qahtaniya is located in Syria
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°59′37″N 38°55′52″E / 35.99361°N 38.93111°E / 35.99361; 38.93111
Country  Syria
Governorate Al-Raqqah Governorate
District Al-Raqqah District
Nahiyah Al-Raqqah
Occupation Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 2,490
Time zone EET (UTC+3)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+2)

Al-Qahtaniya (Arabic: القحطانية‎‎) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of al-Raqqah Governorate, located just northwest of al-Raqqah. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Qahtaniya had a population of 2,490 in the 2004 census.[1]

On 26 December 2012, during the Syrian civil war, Syrian opposition activists reported that 20 people, among them children, were killed in the village of al-Qahtaniyah by Syrian army tank shells.[2]


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Al-Hasakah Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ "Syria children 'killed' in Raqqa tank attack - Middle East". Al Jazeera English. 2012-12-26. Retrieved 2012-12-26.