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Tabaqah, At Tabqah[1]
Al-Thawrah is located in Syria
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°50′12″N 38°32′53″E / 35.83667°N 38.54806°E / 35.83667; 38.54806Coordinates: 35°50′12″N 38°32′53″E / 35.83667°N 38.54806°E / 35.83667; 38.54806
Country  Syria
Governorate Ar-Raqqah Governorate
District Al-Thawrah District
Nahiyah Al-Thawrah
Occupation Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Population (2004 census)
 • Total 69,425
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Al-Thawrah (Arabic: الثورةaṯ ṯawrah), also known as al-Tabqah (Arabic: الطبقةaṭ ṭabqah), is a city located in Ar-Raqqah Governorate (Syria), approximately 55 kilometres (34 mi) west of ar-Raqqah. The name "al-Thawrah" literally means "The Revolution", in reference to the March 8th revolution. The Tabqa Dam, which compounds the Euphrates and creates Lake Assad, was built near al-Thawrah. The city had a population of 69,425 as of the 2004 census.[2] It was home to about a thousand Assyrians, most of whom have fled from the sectarian violence of the Syrian civil war.[3]


  1. ^ "At Tabqah: Syria " Geographical Names
  2. ^ Al-Thawrah population
  3. ^ "Stranded: the Forgotten Assyrians of Al-Tharwah, Syria". Assyrian International News Agency. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2015.