Hippo Regius

Hippo Regius

Hippo Regius, also known as Hippone, is the ancient name of the modern city of Annaba, in Algeria. It was a major city in Roman Africa, hosting several early Christian councils and home to the philosopher and theologian Augustine of Hippo. Hippo Regius was a Tyrian colony on the west coast of the bay to which it gave its name, Hipponensis Sinus, first settled by the Phoenicians probably in the 12th century BC.

Site Information

Country: Algeria

District: Annaba Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Phoenician

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Roman & Byzantine Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Sites, Augustinian places and routes the central Maghreb

Date of Submission: 2002

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