|Commune of Souk Ahras|
|بلدية سوق أهراس|
Former city hall of Souk Ahras, now used as a municipal teather
Map of Algeria highlighting Souk Ahras
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Map of Souk Ahras
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|District||Souk Ahras (coextensive)|
|Altitude||699 m (2296 ft)|
|Population||116 745 (1998)|
Souk Ahras (Arabic: سوق أهراس; Chaoui: ) is a municipality in Algeria. The Office for National Statistics (ONS is the Algerian ministry charged with the collection and publication of Statistics related to the economy population and society List of Postal codes of cities in Algeria; the first two numbers stand for the provincial code; postal codes of larger cities are mostly formed of the provincial code ||-|} Algeria is currently divided into 48 Wilayas ( Provinces, 553 Daïras ( circles, or Counties) and 1541 Baladiyahs The provinces of Algeria are divided into 553 Districts ( daïras) Souk Ahras ( Arabic: سوق أهراس; Chaoui:) is a municipality in Algeria. The People's Municipal Assembly is the political body governing the municipalities of Algeria. Altitude is the Elevation of a point or object from a known level or datum (plural data The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language Chaouia (Chaouia θšawiθ or Hšawiθ) is the eponymous Berber language spoken by the Chaoui people of eastern Algeria This is a list of all communes in the North African country of Algeria, currently ( there are 1541 communes in the country the Population data is from Algeria ( ar [[Arabic]] الجزائر, Al Jaza'ir ælʤæˈzæːʔir Amazigh: ⴷⵥⴰⵢⴻⵔ Dzayer) officially the People's It is the capital of Souk Ahras Province. Souk Ahras ( Arabic: ولاية سوق أهراس) is a province in Algeria, named after its capital Souk Ahras.
The name derives from the Arabic word "souk" which means market, and the Chaoui word ahra (plural ahras) which means lion, in reference to the Barbary lions which existed in the neighboring forests until their extinction in 1930; hence Souk Ahras means market of lions. A souk (سوق also sook, souq, or suq, or shuq in Hebrew שוק is a highly fashioned commercial quarter in an Arab or Berber The lion ( Panthera leo) is a member of the family Felidae and one of four Big cats in the Genus Panthera. The Barbary Lion, Atlas lion or Nubian lion ( Panthera leo leo) is a Subspecies of Lion that has become extinct in the wild A forest is an area with a high density of Trees There are many definitions of a forest based on various criteria Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The Numidian city of Thagaste on whose ruins Souk Ahras was built, was situated in the northeastern highlands of Numidia, short afterwards, it becomes Roman. Numidia (202 BC – 46 BC was an ancient Berber kingdom in present-day Algeria and part of Tunisia ( North Africa) that later alternated The Roman Republic was the phase of the ancient Roman civilization characterized by a Republican form of government a period which began with the overthrow of the It was about sixty miles from Hippo Regius, now called Annaba, and about 150 miles from Carthage (on the coast of present day Tunisia). Hippo Regius is the ancient name of the modern city of Annaba (formerly Bône Algeria. Annaba (عنابة formerly Bône, historically Hippo) is a city in the northeastern corner of Algeria near the river Seybouse and Carthage (Καρχηδών Karkhēdōn, Carthago from the Phoenician קרת חדשת phn-Latn Qart-ḥadašt meaning new town) refers Tunisia (تونس Tūnis officially the Tunisian Republic ( is a country located in North Africa. It was the birthplace of Augustine of Hippo.  The city was mentioned by Pliny the Elder. Gaius or Caius Plinius Secundus, ( AD 23 – August 25, AD 79 better known as Pliny the Elder, was an ancient Author Besides Saint Augustine, there were many other bishops who served Thagaste, among them are:
In the nineteenth century it was a French colonial settlement. A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar In the twentieth century mining and the railway brought some signicance and prosperity to the town. The twentieth century of the Common Era began on Mining is the extraction of valuable Minerals or other geological materials from the earth usually (but not always from an Ore body Today, Tagaste is in the province of Souk Ahras in Eastern Algeria. Algeria ( ar [[Arabic]] الجزائر, Al Jaza'ir ælʤæˈzæːʔir Amazigh: ⴷⵥⴰⵢⴻⵔ Dzayer) officially the People's
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