Al-Thawrah is a city in Syria. It is located about 55 km west of Al-Raqqah. The city was built near the Tabaqah Dam on the Euphrates. The name “Al-Thawrah” can be translated as “the revolution” and refers to the March 8th revolution. 65,000 people live in Al-Thawrah.
The Tabaqa Dam or al-Thawra Dam is a dam made of compacted earth on the Euphrates near the city of Ar-Raqqah. The dam is with 60 m height and 4.5 km length Syria’s largest dam. Through its construction, Lake Assad was formed which is Syria’s largest water reservoir. The dam was finished in the year 1973.