Ruins at Téboursouk.
In 2004 it had a total population of 10,987,
and of 22,115 inhabitants in 2014.
Téboursouk is located on the territory of the Berber
tribe of the Bejaoua, near the Drid tribe, at the northern end of the Haut-Tell. Located 4.6 km (2.9 mi) away are the ruins of the Roman
city of Dougga
Roman ruins at Teboursouk.
During the Roman Empire, Teboursouc was known as "Tubursico-Bure
", and was in the Roman province
of Africa Proconsularis
. The ruins of ancient Thubursicum Bure are a large Byzantine
enclosure of pentagonal form, erected under the reign of Justin II
(565-578), and whose northern front encompasses a Roman gate and cemetery.
The city obtained the statute of municipality in 1904 under the French protectorate
and the status of chief town of delegation at the independence of Tunisia
. In 2004, the municipality celebrated the centenary of its creation.
There are four documented bishops of Teboursouk. Servus Dei
is mentioned by Augustine of Hippo
in his Contra Cresconio
around 404 and he had as a competitor the Donatist
, who according to the testimony of Augustine, was deposed by Primianus (the Donatist Bishop of Carthage
"Cyprian, was caught in a brothel
At the conference of Carthage of 411
, between Catholic bishops and Donatists the same Servus Dei, and was joined by the Donatist bishop Donato, who had replaced the now disgraced Cyprian.
- ^ a b General Census of the Population and the Household 2014 by Governorates
- ^ (in French) Recensement de 2004 (Institut national de la statistique) Archived 2016-01-22 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ Titular Episcopal See of Thubursicum-Bure at GCatholic.org.
- ^ J. Mesnage, L'Afrique chrétienne, Paris 1912, pp.155–156 .
- ^ Against Cresconio, III, 43.47.
- ^ Contra Petilian, III, 34.40
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