Haïdra

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Haïdra
حيدرة
Archaeology site of Haidra
Archaeology site of Haidra
Haïdra is located in Tunisia
Haïdra
Haïdra
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 35°34′N 8°28′E / 35.567°N 8.467°E / 35.567; 8.467
Country Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
Governorate Kasserine Governorate
Government
 • Governor Atef Boughatas
 • Mayor Jamel Saâdi
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,100
 • Ethnicities Arab
 • Religions Islam
Time zone CET (UTC1)
Postal code 1221[1]

Haïdra (Arabic: حيدرة‎) is a city in western Tunisia, which was founded as a Roman city originally named Ammaedara. One of the oldest Roman cities in Africa, it was built on the border between the valleys and the Berber tribes.

There are many ruins in the city, some of which include mausoleums, Byzantine fortresses, underground baths, and a church.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Pr Ahmed Jdey (June 10, 1951 – July 20, 2012) is an author, historian, and professor.[3]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 35°34′N 8°28′E / 35.567°N 8.467°E / 35.567; 8.467