|Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire|
|Today part of|| Syria|
The eyalet was created in 1586 on territory previously under the jurisdiction of Diyarbekir. In the 16th century, the town of Raqqa again entered the historical record as an Ottoman customs post on the Euphrates. However, the capital of this eyalet and seat of the vali was not Raqqa but ar-Ruha about 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Raqqa.
Sanjaks of Rakka Eyalet in the 17th century:
- Commercial statistics: A digest of the productive resources, commercial... By John Macgregor, p. 12, at Google Books
- The Popular encyclopedia: or, conversations lexicon, Volume 6, p. 698, at Google Books
- "Some Provinces of the Ottoman Empire". Geonames.de. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
- The Shiites of Lebanon under Ottoman rule, 1516-1788, p. 38, at Google Books By Stefan Winter
- Stefan Winter, "The Province of Raqqa under Ottoman Rule, 1535-1800" in Journal of Near Eastern Studies 68 (2009), 253-67.
- Narrative of travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa in the ..., Volume 1, p. 90, at Google Books By Evliya Çelebi, Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall
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