Ajaylat
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Ajaylat
العجيلات
Town
Ajaylat
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 32°45′25″N 12°22′34″E
Coordinates :32°45′25″N 12°22′34″E
Country Libya
RegionTripolitania
DistrictNuqat al Khams
Population
 • Total4,878
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
Ajaylat (Arabic: العجيلات‎‎ al ʿajaylat) is the name of a region and small city located in the Nuqat al Khams district of Libya. It is located roughly 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. From 1983 to 1988, the region was a district of Libya with the city as its capital.[1]
Contents
1Tribal groups
2Economy
3Libyan civil war
4Notes
Tribal groups​[​edit​]
The regional tribal groups (​qabā’il​)​[2] are currently subdivided into two primary tribal federations or sections. The first of these is known as (1) Gehat al-Wadi (جهة الوادي) ‎Aulād Hamid, which consists of; Al-e’rīshāt ( العريشات); Al-ma’īzāt (المعيزات); Ul-qauādī (القواضى); and Al-hersheh (الهرشة).​[3]
The second tribal federation is known as the (2) Aulād Rāshid'اولاد راشد', which consists of; Aulād Al-Sheikh​; and Aulād Rāshid. Aulad Al-Shikh (اولاد الشيخ) which consists of Aulad Mousa (اولاد موسى) Aulad Bozed (اولاد ابوزيد) Al-Mashara (المشارة), and Al-Draba (الدرباء).‎
The total population in the minţaqa (area) Al-A’jēlāt is estimated at about 100,000 individuals scattered among those tribes.
Economy​[​edit​]
The Ajaylat region is most famous for the cultivation of palm trees, olives and various types of vegetables​. There is also a medical center.
Libyan civil war[edit]
On 14 August 2011, anti-Gaddafi forces fighting in the Libyan Civil War claimed they had taken Ajaylat.
Notes​[​edit​]
  1. ^ "Districts of Libya". Statoids.com. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  2. ^ القبائل tribe - Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic p.868
  3. ^ Aulād means Descendants – Ibid p.1285
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