Founded in 300 B.C, and historically known as the city of “Cirta”, Constantine was home to multiple civilizations throughout history, making it one the most historically and culturally diverse cities in the Mediterranean region.
With its rocky stature, virtuous waters, mild rehearsal of light, charming silhouettes beyond all reach, resonance of beautiful music flying back and forth under the imposing and silent bridges, served as an inspiration to poets and musicians
Constantine, Qacentina in Arabic, is situated at 36°23` of latitude and 6°37`of longitude in the Northeastern part of Algeria. It is 245 km east of the Tunisian border and 431km west of Algiers.
The altitude above sea level varies. With more than 800.000 inhabitants, Constantine stands as the third largest city in Algeria.
Once in Constantine, and wherever he goes in the city, the visitor will always meet something which will both puzzle him and satisfy his senses. Just a general glance at the natural beauty of the site will charm any demanding viewer.
From the Sidi M'cid Bridge called the Suspended Bridge, we can look down upon rocky cliffs and see the Rhummel River. Beginning as a small stream tumbling over a rocky bed, the water course becomes deeper and deeper as it follows a natural course down the canyon.
Constantine is also home to some of Algeria’s most renowned scientists and scholars, and thus the city celebrates the day of knowledge, on the 16th of April each year, a celebration that will coincide with ICDAT 2020, making it a great opportunity to discover and take part in the different events and activities that will be held throughout the celebrations of this special day.