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|• Governing body||Tajura Municipal Council|
|Elevation||6 m (22 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The Ottoman Turks established a base at Tajura in 1531. Under the command of Khayr al-Din, the site was selected for its proximity to Tripoli which had come under the Knights of Malta in 1530 when Charles V of Spain, as King of Sicily, had given them Tripoli, Gozo and Malta. Tripoli was captured in the Siege of Tripoli.
Legend has it that the town is called "Tajura" because a long time ago, a beautiful queen used to rule Tajura and her name was Ura, and she had a jeweled crown, which was called a taj (Arabic: تاج) in Arabic. One day, this queen lost her taj, and she ordered her people to look for it. Her people started to look for her taj by saying where is taj Ura, and they never found it, but the town was named after the searchers' cry: "Tajura". A less whimsical suggestion of origin is that the town was called taj because it was like a crown on the bluff above the sea.
Districts of Tajura
- Abe Al Ash'her
- Al Hamidiya
- Be'ar Al Sanyaa
- Shatt al-Sidi Othman (Sidi Othman)
- Be'ar Al Osta Milad
- El Atamana
- Jaber Al-Diyar
- Almchai - Aribat - and the cemetery Sahaabi and Hada title Almchai
- Market - the middle
- Punishment (the headquarters of the commander Uqba)
- Al Knadra
Tourism in Tajura
- Tajura tourist village Sidi al-Andalus. Used occasionally as a meeting place by Muammar al-Gaddafi. Mainly used as guest house by Teknica (UK) Ltd, and for a short time by Taknia Libya. Demolished in December 2010.
- Village Heroj
- Fish Market
- "Best Fish Restaurants and Takeways in Libya"
Tajura Sports Centre
- Club editorial
- Club Abe Al Ash'her
- Club Hamidiya
- 15 years and older (Libyan and non-Libyan) see bsc.ly
- Ham, Anthony (2002) "East of Tripoli: Tajura to Al-Khoms" Libya Lonely Planet, Hawthorn, Victoria, Canada, page 133, ISBN 0-86442-699-2
- Abun-Nasr, Jamil M. (2005) A history of the Maghrib in the Islamic period page 192
- Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (2005) SIPRI Yearbook 2005: Armaments, disarmament and international security Humanities Press, New York, page 636, OCLC 2211125