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|• Governing body||Tajura Municipal Council|
|Elevation||6 m (22 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
From 2001 to 2007 Tajura was the capital of the Tajura wa Arba' District. Tajura is also known to be the most anti-Gaddafi district in Tripoli and had high casualties in the Libyan revolution.
The Ottoman Turks established a base at Tajura in 1531. Under the command of Hayreddin Barbarossa, 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.
During the second Libyan Civil War, Tajura has become associated with the insurgency of 101 Battalion.
The name Tajoura is rumoured to be named after a princess who lost her crown. "Taj" meaning crown, and "oura" being the name of the princess, the crown was found in this area and so was named Tajoura (Oura's crown).
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
- Diyar Jaber
- Almchai - Aribat - and the cemetery Sahaabi and Hada title Almchai
- Market - the middle
- Punishment (the headquarters of the commander Uqba)
- Al Knadra
- Shatt span
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"
- Tajoura city centre (Al- Muzdawaja)
- The palm tree next to the mosque
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