|Location Algeria||Region Algiers Province|
Similar Igilgili, Khemis Miliana, Lambaesis
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According to Greek myth, Icosium was founded by 20 companions of Hercules, the Greek name, Ικοσιον, being claimed to derive from εικοσι, the Greek word for twenty.
In fact, however, the settlement was occupied by Punic settlers from at least as early as the 3rd century BC. They called it Yksm, which is believed to have meant "seagull's island", and which was eventually transcribed as Icosium in Latin. The original Punic name is reflected in the modern Arabic name for Algiers (Arabic: الجزائر, pronounced Al Jaza'ir), which means "the islands".
The town was later reconquered by the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium) before the Arab conquest in the 7th century.
As such it had the following incumebnts, all of the fitting episcopal (lowest) rank :
On 10 August 1838 the titular see ceased to exist as the residential diocese was restored under the city's modern name as Roman Catholic Diocese of Algiers, which was promoted on 1866.07.25 as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Algiers.