|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 ar-Raqqah 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 ar-Raqqah but ar-Ruha about 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of ar-Raqqah.
Sanjaks of Rakka Eyalet in the 17th century:
- Sanjak of Jemasa
- Sanjak of Kharpud
- Sanjak of Deir Rahba
- Sanjak of Beni Rebia (Rabi`ah?)
- Sanjak of Saruj
- Sanjak of Harran
- Sanjak of Rika (Rakka)
- Sanjak of Roha or Urfa, the seat of the Pasha
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