Janzur

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Coordinates: 32°49′02″N 13°00′40″E / 32.81722°N 13.01111°E / 32.81722; 13.01111

Janzour
جَنْزُور
Zanzur
Janzour is located in Libya
Janzour
Janzour
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 32°49′02″N 13°00′40″E / 32.81722°N 13.01111°E / 32.81722; 13.01111
Country Libya
Muhafazah Greater Tripoli
Baladiyah Janzour
First settled 6th century BC
Government
 • Governing body Janzour Municipal Council
Elevation 2–60-- m (6.5-196.8 ft)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 88,073
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Naming and population[edit]

History[edit]

On March 6, 1912, the Italian forces became the first to use airships in war, as two dirigibles dropped bombs on Turkish troops and Libyan Mujahideen encamped at Janzour, from an altitude of 6,000 feet.[2]

Janzour became a Baladiyah that followed the Greater Tripoli Muhafazah, Janzur was part of Jafara District since 2001. Before that it was part of Zawiya District in 1998 and Before that it was part of Tripoli District in 1995 and Before that it was part of Tarabulus Baladiyah in 1987 and Before that it was part of Janzour Baladiyah in 1983.

Agriculture[edit]

The area is of great agricultural value because of the winter rain and the mild weather. The palm and olive trees, as well as orange 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. Janzour is becoming a highly urban area, as new hospitals, schools, and roads are being built. Right now, it is home to many significant institutions, including the Libyan Academy, University of Tripoli: Faculty of Arts, School of Medicine, Engineering and Vocational Colleges...etc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 15 years and older (Libyan and non-Libyan) see bsc.ly
  2. ^ "Dirigibles in Tripoli War", New York Times, March 8, 1912

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