Ziama Mansouriah

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Ziama Mansouriah
زيامة منصورية
Commune and town
Vue sur ziama mansouria port et village.jpg
Location of Ziama Mansouriah in the Jijel Province
Location of Ziama Mansouriah in the Jijel Province
Ziama Mansouriah is located in Algeria
Ziama Mansouriah
Ziama Mansouriah
Location of Ziama Mansouriah in the Jijel Province
Coordinates: 36°40′25″N 5°28′5″E / 36.67361°N 5.46806°E / 36.67361; 5.46806
Country  Algeria
Province Jijel Province
Population (2008)
 • Total 12,642
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Ziama Mansouriah is a town and commune in Jijel Province, Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 12,642.[1]


In Roman times, the Ancient city was called Cova and belonged to the Roman province of Mauretania Sitifensis.

It was important enough to become a suffragan bishopric. Bishop Maximus of Cova was one of the Catholic bishops whom the Arian Vandal king Huneric summoned to Carthage in 484 and then exiled.[2][3][4]

Titular see of Cova[edit]

No longer a residential bishopric, Cova is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[5]

The ancient diocese was nominally restored in 1933 as a titular bishopric, the lowest class, and since had the following near-consecutive incumbents :


  1. ^ Statoids
  2. ^ Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa christiana, Volume I, Brescia 1816, p. 145
  3. ^ J. Ferron, v. Coviensis in Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. XIII, Parigi 1956, col. 1002
  4. ^ H. Jaubert, Anciens évêchés et ruines chrétiennes de la Numidie et de la Sitifienne, in Recueil des Notices et Mémoires de la Société archéologique de Constantine, vol. 46, 1913, pp. 115-116
  5. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 875

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Coordinates: 36°40′N 5°29′E / 36.667°N 5.483°E / 36.667; 5.483