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Tarhuna (cried Tarhoona or Tarhunah an aw), (Arabic: ترهونة‎, is an auld ceity in Al Murgub Destrict in Libie, locatit 80 km sootheast o Tripoli. The ceity derives its name frae that o its pre-Roman-era inhabitants, a Berber tribe. The ceity wis kent as al-Boirat durin the 19t through mid 20t century, but assumed it current name efter Libie unthirldom.

The ceity, includin Msillata, haed an urban population o aboot 296,000 (est. 2003).[1] Tarhuna is a leadin producer o olive ile, cereals, figs, grapes, sparto grass, an various nuts.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the ceity centre o Tarhuna, juist opposite the Tarhuna mosque, there is a memorial tae Ali Swidan Alhatmy who wis a hero in the 18 Juin 1915 Battle o El-Shqiga against the Italians. He wis captured in 1922 an hung bi the Italians in the toun square.

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Faculty of Law of Al Nasser University is locatit north o the ceity.[2]

Coordinates: 32°26′02″N 13°38′04″E / 32.43389°N 13.63444°E / 32.43389; 13.63444

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  1. "Libya 2003 Census of Population" Libyan national authority for information and authentication, archive from Internet Archive, 21 January 2008
  2. Azema, James (2000) Libya handbook: the travel guide Footprint, Bath, United Kingdom, page 119, ISBN 1-900949-77-6

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