Janzur has been part of Jafara District since 2001. Before that it was part of Tripoli District. Janzur is also considered a suburb of Tripoli since it is geographically close to it. Janzur is divided into smaller districts, the central of which is called Janzur A-Soque, where many institutions, banks, and the old market are located. Its dwellers are called Janazrah (plural of Janzuri-one who is from Janzur). Other areas include Janzur Awlad Benhamad, Essat, Janzur the 17th Highway Bridge, Janzur Shargia, Sayad...
After the revolution that ousted Gaddafi, Janzur is back to being part of Tripoli District.
The area is of great agricultural value because of the winter rain and the mild weather. The palm and olive trees used to be widespread in the city; however, due to urban planning, and the dramatic increase of people colonization, a lot of these trees disappeared especially the orange trees.
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