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Tebourba (Tunisian Arabic: طبربة‎‎ ṫbūrbā) is a town in Tunisia, located about 20 miles (30 km) from the capital Tunis, former ancient city (Thuburbo Minus) and bishopric, now a Latin Catholic titular see.
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 36°50′N 9°50′E
GovernorateLa Manouba Governorate
Population (2014)
 • Total27,648
Time zoneUTC1 (CET)
Thuburbo Minus
Historically Thuburbo Minus was a settlement in Africa Proconsularis, located at present-day Tebourba. Thuburbo Minus is mentioned in the Antonine Itinerary, 44, and the Tabula Peutingeriana. Situated on a hill, the city occupied only a part of the ancient site, when it was rebuilt in the 15th century by the Andalusian Moors. The Roman amphitheatre was still standing at the end of the 17th century, when it was destroyed to build a bridge. The nearby Thuburbo Maius is in ruins. The diocese of Thuburbo Minus was a suffragan of Carthage. It was at Thuburbo Minus that the Christian martyrsPerpetua and Felicity with their companions were arrested. The two known bishops of this city are: Victor, present at the Conference of Carthage (411), where he had as his competitor the Donatist Maximinus; and Germanus, who signed (646) the letter of the bishops of the proconsulate to the Patriarch Paul II of Constantinople against the Monothelites.[1]
Titular see
It is included in the Catholic Church's list of titular bishoprics since the diocese was formally revived in the late 19th century.
It has had the following incumbents, of the lowest (episcopal) rank:[2]
World War II
Tebourba was the scene of a battle in the Tunisia Campaign of World War II, lasting from November 29 until December 4, 1942. The battle involved the troops of the British Army against the Axis Forces.
The Hampshire Regiment held the town for several days until it fell to the Germans on December 4.[3]
The battle is commemorated in the name of a road in Southampton, England called "Tebourba Way." There is a small war memorial on the roadside at the junction with Oakley Road. Tebourba Drive in Alverstoke, Gosport is also named after the battle, as is the Tebourba House apartment block in nearby Fareham. A row of 8 council houses on Outlands Lane in Curdridge, Hampshire are named Tebourba Way.
  1. ^ Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Thuburbo Minus" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  2. ^ Titular Episcopal See ofThuburbo minus.
  3. ^ Atkinson, Rick (May 15, 2007). An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943. The Liberation Trilogy. 1. Macmillan Publishers (United States). p. 222. ISBN 9781429967631. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Thuburbo Minus". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
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