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Souk Ahras

Administration
Full nameSouk Ahras
Official nameCommune of Souk Ahras
Native nameبلدية سوق أهراس
Native name langar
CountryAlgeria
ProvinceSouk Ahras (seat)
DistrictSouk Ahras (coextensive)
Government
PMA Seats23
Geography
Elevation2293.3 ft (699 m)
Demography
Total Population156745 (2011)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+01)
Postal code41000
Area code+213 (37)
ONS code4101

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Souk Ahras ( ; Chaoui: ) is a municipality in Algeria. It is the capital of Souk Ahras Province. The Numidian city of Thagaste (or Tagaste), on whose ruins Souk Ahras was built, was the birthplace of Augustine of Hippo and a center of Berber culture. It was a city of great culture, described as the very hub of civilization.


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