Tabaqah, At Tabqah[1]

Location in Syria

Coordinates: SY 35°50′12″N 38°32′53″E / 35.83667°N 38.54806°E / 35.83667; 38.54806Coordinates: SY 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
Elevation 328 m (1,076 ft)
Population (2004 census)
  Total 69,425
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Al-Thawrah (Arabic: الثورة aṯ ṯawrah), also known as al-Tabqah (Arabic: الطبقة aṭ 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]

Al-Thawrah is the administrative center of Nahiya Al-Tabqah and the Al-Thawrah District.

See also

Battle of Al-Tabqa air base


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