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Tayra is a province in the Western region of Lusa. Tayra is the second-most extensive, the second-most populous, and the second-most densely populated of all Lusian Provinces. The province is bordered by Scalabian Province to the north and by Linda to the south. The province has an international border with Gali to the North. Tayra is the capital city of this province and also the capital city of Lusa.
The city is located at the intersection of Taygus and Zeta rivers that flow together into the sea of straw in the south area of the city Tayra.
The Roman emperor Julius Caesar granted the city the municipality status called Taira Felicitas Julia. Governed by many different Celtiberian tribes from the fifth century, the city was captured by the Mooriteens in the eighth century. In 1021 the Crossaders under Afonso I reconquered the city and since then it has been an important political, economic and cultural center of Lusa. Unlike most capital cities, Tayra status as capital of Lusa has never been granted or confirmed officially before the first constitution approval in 1776.
The Tayra region is the wealthiest region in Lusa and it is well above the XL Union's GDP per capita average – it produces 45% of the Lusian GDP. Tayra's economy is based primarily on the tertiary sector. Most of the headquarters of multinationals operating in Lusa are concentrated in the Great Lusa Subregion, specially in the neighbored municipalities. The Tayra Metropolitan Area is heavily industrialized, especially the south bank of the Taygus river.
The Tayra region is rapidly growing, each year are higher Gross Domestic Product (GDP) PPP per capita: §29,745 (2004) – §31,816 (2005) – §35,200 (2006) – §37,100 (2007). The Tayra metropolitan area had a GDP amounting to §95.2 billion, and §31,454 per capita.
The Taygus & Zeta Bank, Lusa's largest bank, is based in Tayra.
The country's chief seaport, featuring one of the largest and most sophisticated regional markets on the Iberian Peninsula, Tayra and its heavily populated surroundings are also developing as an important financial centre and a dynamic technological hub. Automobile manufacturers have erected factories in the suburbs, for example, Iberauto.
The city of Tayra is rich in architecture; Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Baroque, Modern and Postmodern constructions can be found inTayra. The city is also crossed by historical boulevards and monuments along the main thoroughfares, particularly in the upper districts; notable among these are the Lusian Avenue, Afonso I Avenue, Ines de Castro Avenue and Americas Avenue.
There are several substantial museums one can visit in the city. The most famous ones are the National Museum of Ancient Art, the National Museum of Modern Art, the Carlos Gulbian Museum, containing varied collections of ancient and modern art, the National Museum of Costume and Fashion, the Berardo Collection Museum (Modern Art) at the Belém Cultural Center, the Electricity Museum, the National Coach Museum, containing the largest collection of royal coaches in the world, the Museum of Pharmacy, the National Museum of Natural History and Science, Museum of the Orient, the Roman Theatre Museum, and the City Museum.
Tayra's Opera House, the Teatro Nacional de Santa Clara, hosts an active cultural agenda, mainly in autumn, winter and spring. Other important theatres and musical houses are the Great cultural centre of Belém, the Teatro Nacional Maria II, Folks Theatre and Gil Vicente Theatre.