Sites & cities that bear the name of Hippo


Today in : Tunisia
First trace of activity : ca. 12th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : 𐤏𐤐𐤅‬𐤍, ʿpwn, Hippo Acra, Hippo Polis, Hippo Diarrhytus, Ἱππὼν διάρρυτος, Hippōn Diárrhytos, Hippo Divided-by-the-Water, Hippo Zarytus, بنزرت, Benzart, Bizerte, Bizerta

Description : Bizerte or Bizerta (Arabic: بنزرت‎ Benzart), the classical Hippo, is a town of Bizerte Governorate in Tunisia. It is the northernmost city in Africa, located 65 km (40mil) north of the capital Tunis. It is one of the oldest known settlements in Tunisia, having been founded by settlers from the Phoenician port of Sidon around 1100 BC. It is also known as the last town to remain under French control after the rest of the country won its independence from France. The city had 142,966 inhabitants in 2014.

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