Taji, Iraq

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Taji is located in Iraq
Taji's location inside Iraq
Coordinates: 33°30′33″N 44°14′03″E / 33.50917°N 44.23417°E / 33.50917; 44.23417Coordinates: 33°30′33″N 44°14′03″E / 33.50917°N 44.23417°E / 33.50917; 44.23417
Country Iraq
GovernorateBaghdad Governorate
DistrictTaji District
 • Total200,000

Taji (Arabic: التاجي‎) is a rural district north of the city of Baghdad, within Baghdad Governorate and Saladin Governorate.

Taji District has about 400,000 inhabitants.


Al-Taji airfield, in the volatile Sunni Triangle, was originally an Iraqi Republican Guard base during the Saddam era. It was once a center for the manufacture of chemical weapons. Taji was also the location of the largest tank maintenance facility in Iraq.

Its religious make-up is changing, due to persecution and forced displacement of Sunni Arab natives and arrival of Shia Arabs favored by the new government in Baghdad.

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