Other Free Encyclopedias » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Constance Missal to Crete

Constantine

city

Constantine (pop. 448,600), trading center in Algeria about 50 mi (80 km) from the Mediterranean Sea. A natural fortress, the city is on a plateau nearly surrounded by a steep gorge. Named for its patron, the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, it was built in A.D. 313 on the site of Cirta, a city destroyed by war.

Constantine [next] [back] Constanta

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or