in Ar-Raqqah Governorate, Syria

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
35.953 and 39.008 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 35° 57' 10" and E 39° 0' 28"
Currency and Currency Code:
Pound - SYP
Spoken languages:
Arabic, Kurdish, Armenian, French, English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 02:53 PM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Asia/Damascus
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:22 am and 6:02 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-27.600 and -144.317 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Syria in Western Asia

Safety Score: 5,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning it is not safe to travel Syria.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Syria. Last Update: 2022-10-05 08:19:37

Delve into Rakka

Rakka in Ar-Raqqah Governorate with it's 177,636 habitants is located in Syria about 229 mi (or 368 km) north-east of Damascus, the country's capital town.

Current time in Rakka is now 02:53 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Damascus with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 9 airports close to Rakka, of which 3 are larger airports. The closest is airport we know is Şanlıurfa Airport in Turkey in a distance of 79 mi (or 128 km). The closest airport in Syria is Deir ez-Zor Airport in a distance of 80 mi (or 128 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Site of Palmyra in a distance of 105 mi (or 169 km), South-West.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Al Karamah, Al Mansurah, As Sabkhah, `Ayn `Isa and Ath Thawrah. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 31°C / 87 °F

Morning Temperature 22°C / 71 °F
Evening Temperature 29°C / 85 °F
Night Temperature 25°C / 77 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 22%
Air Pressure 1013 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 9 km/h (5 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 65% of sky
General Conditions Broken clouds

Thursday, 6th of October 2022

30°C (86 °F)
25°C (77 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 7th of October 2022

29°C (83 °F)
24°C (75 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Saturday, 8th of October 2022

25°C (77 °F)
21°C (70 °F)
Broken clouds, gentle breeze.

Videos from this area

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الرقة 3

Published: February 22, 2008
Length: 25:47 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: أمير سورية

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الرقة 4

Published: March 04, 2008
Length: 12:32 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: أمير سورية

محافظة مدينة الرقة السورية درّة لؤلؤة الفرات رقة الرقه Ar-Raqqah Syria Ar Raqqah Alrqa ArRaqqah Alraqqah Al-Raqqah صفحة الرقة الرسمية...

الرقة 2

Published: February 02, 2008
Length: 06:22 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: أمير سورية

محافظة مدينة الرقة السورية درّة لؤلؤة الفرات رقة الرقه Ar-Raqqah Syria Ar Raqqah Alrqa ArRaqqah Alraqqah Al-Raqqah صفحة الرقة الرسمية...

EXCLUSIF - La Rebelle de Raqqa, le documentaire intégral en HD #Reporters - SYRIE / EI

Published: March 21, 2015
Length: 51:59 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: FRANCE 24

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الرقة اليوم 9-6- 2013 بعدسة مركز الرقة الإعلامي

Published: June 09, 2013
Length: 32:41 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: raqqamediacenter

مــركــز الرقــة الاعــلامــي www.facebook.com/R.M.C.RAQQA تابعونا علىhttps://twitter.com/rmcraqqa تابعونا على http://raqqamediacenter.blogspot.com/...

Sírios foram às ruas para apoiar governo de Bashar Al-Assad

Published: November 03, 2011
Length: 32:27 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: teleSURpt

Uma multidão de sírios foi às ruas da província de Raka para apoiar o presidente Bashar Al-Assad. A manifestação em apoio ao programa de reformas do governo faz parte de um conjunto de...

عجوز سورية تنعي نعاوة حزينة يبكي جدااااااااااااا

Published: June 08, 2013
Length: 38:52 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: wseem almatar

عجوز سورية تنعي نعاوة حزينة جدااااااااااااا حزينة وموال حزين من ام فقدت ابنها سوريا من تراث الرقة يبكي.

خاص للاطباء العرب ممرضة امريكية تعيش باللاذقية لمساعدة المرضى السوريين

Published: September 30, 2013
Length: 50:33 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Ali Hassan

خاص للاطباء العرب ممرضة امريكية تعيش باللاذقية لمساعدة المرضى السوريين.

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Published: September 21, 2014
Length: 00:37 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: Fordey458


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Published: April 14, 2015
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: E マン光太郎

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


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 Al-Raqqah Governorate and one of the main cities of the historical Diyār Muḍar, the western part of the Jazīra. According to the 2004 official census, the population of the city is 220,488 people.

Located at 35.95, 39.0167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Cities in Syria, Cultural Sites on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List, Populated places on the Euphrates River, Populated places established in the 3rd century BC, 240s BC establishments, Arabic architecture, Ar-Raqqah, Fertile Crescent

Ar-Raqqah Museum

The Museum of ar-Raqqah, also known as the Ar-Raqqah Museum or Rakka Museum, was founded in 1981 on the location of a former Palace. The museum is dedicated to the preservation of the culture of the Ar-Raqqah province. The museum's first floor has three sections: Ancient, Classical Vestiges and Modern Art. The second floor is dedicated to Arab and Islamic art.

Located at 35.9458, 39.0167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Museums in Syria, Buildings and structures in Ar-Raqqah, Art museums and galleries in Syria

Great Mosque of Raqqah

The Great Mosque of Raqqah is the oldest mosque in ar-Raqqah, Syria, located at the northern section of the city's heart. It has a rectangular plan (108 meters x 92 meters) with 1.7 meters thick mud brick walls fortified with semi-circular towers at the corners. The outer walls of the mosque are constructed of mud bricks supported by solid semi-circular buttress towers.

Located at 35.9519, 39.0208 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
770s architecture, Arabic architecture, Mosques in Ar-Raqqah


The Bronze Age town of Tuttul is identified with the archaeological site of Tell Bi'a in Ar-Raqqah Governorate, northern Syria. Tell Bi'a is located near the modern city of Ar-Raqqah and the confluence of the rivers Balikh and Euphrates. During the Middle Bronze Age (c. 2000-1600 BCE), Tuttul was city sacred to the god Dagan, worshipped across the Ancient Near East. However, the settlement at Tell Bi'a had been occupied since the mid-3rd millennium BCE.

Located at 35.9575, 39.0475 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Archaeological sites in ar-Raqqah Governorate, Bronze Age sites in Syria, Mari, Syria