In October 1541 in the Algiers expedition, the King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V sought to capture the city, but a storm destroyed a great number of his ships, and his army of some 30,000, chiefly made up of Spaniards, was defeated by the Algerians under their Pasha, Hassan.Ornate Ottoman cannon found in Algiers on 8 October 1581 by Ca'fer el-Mu'allim. In 2011, the city's population was estimated to be around 3,500,000.An estimate puts the population of the larger metropolitan city to be around 5,000,000.Nominally part of the sultanate of Tlemcen, Algiers had a large measure of independence under amirs of its own due to Oran being the chief seaport of the Ziyanids.The Peñón of Algiers, an islet in front of Algiers harbour had been occupied by the Spaniards as early as 1302.The city was given Latin rights by Emperor Vespasian.The bishops of Icosium are mentioned as late as the 5th century.
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