Amourah

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Amourah
Commune and town
Country  Algeria
Province Djelfa Province
Population (1998)
 • Total 5,879
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Amourah is a town and commune in Djelfa Province, Algeria. According to the 1998 census it has a population of 5,879.[1]

It corresponds to ancient Amaura, a town in the Roman province of Mauretania Caesariensis, whose bishop, Urbanus, was one of the Catholic bishops whom the Arian Vandal king Huneric summoned in 484 to a conference in Carthage and then exiled.[2][3]

No longer a residential bishopric, Amaura is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statoids
  2. ^ Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa christiana, Volume I, Brescia 1816, p. 75
  3. ^ Auguste Audollent, v. Amaurensis, in Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. XII, Paris 1953, coll. 994-995
  4. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 830

Coordinates: 34°21′16″N 3°52′15″E / 34.35444°N 3.87083°E / 34.35444; 3.87083