The town of Tagaste (the present Souk-Ahras in Algeria) was situated in the north-east highlands of Numidia, some 75 kilometres (sixty miles) from Hippo Regius (the present Annaba [Bone]) the sea-side city where Augustine was to spend the last 40 years of his life.It was about a dozen kilometres (15 miles) from Madaura (the present M'Daourouch, Algeria) where he went to "prep" school.
The township rests in a basin surrounded by wooded mountains known as Djebel Beni Salah or Djebel Ouled Moumen. (See image below.)
It is about 200 kilometres (160 miles) from Carthage on the coast of present day Tunisia, where he was to go for higher education and where he was to spend the early years of his teaching career.
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Souk Ahras: ville natale de Saint Augustin. http://www.djamila.be/Documents/soukahras.htm
Thagaste. A description in the opening section of an essay on the spiritual tradition of Augustine. By by the late Fr Don Burt O.S.A. http://www41.homepage.villanova.edu/donald.burt/augustine.htm