Karaman Eyalet

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Eyālet-i Ḳaraman
Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire
Karaman Eyalet, Ottoman Empire (1609).png
The Karaman Eyalet in 1609
CapitalKonya (1483-1522), (1562-1864),[1] Kayseri (1522-1562)
• Established
• Disestablished
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Konya Vilayet
Today part of Turkey

Karaman Eyalet (Ottoman Turkish: ایالت قره‌مان; Eyālet-i Ḳaraman‎)[2] was one of the subdivisions of the Ottoman Empire. Its reported area in the 19th century was 30,463 square miles (78,900 km2).[3]

In 1468, the formerly independent principality of Karaman was annexed by the Ottomans; Mehmed II appointed his son Mustafa as governor of the new eyalet, with his seat at Konya.[4]

Administrative divisions

The eyalet consisted of seven sanjaks between 1700 and 1740:[5]

  1. Sanjak of Konya (Paşa Sancağı, Konya)
  2. Sanjak of Niğde (Niğde)
  3. Sanjak of Kayseriyye (Kayseri)
  4. Sanjak of Kırşehir (Kırşehir Sancağı, Kırşehir)
  5. Sanjak of Beyşehir (Beyşehir Sancağı, Beyşehir)
  6. Sanjak of Aksaray (Aksaray)
  7. Sanjak of Akşehir (Akşehir Sancağı, Akşehir)


  1. ^ Commercial statistics: A digest of the productive resources, commercial... By John Macgregor, p. 12, at Google Books
  2. ^ "Some Provinces of the Ottoman Empire". Geonames.de. Archived from the original on 27 August 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  3. ^ The Popular encyclopedia: or, conversations lexicon, Volume 6, p. 698, at Google Books
  4. ^ Imber, Colin (2002). "The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650: The Structure of Power" (PDF). p. 179. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-26.
  5. ^ Orhan Kılıç, XVII. Yüzyılın İlk Yarısında Osmanlı Devleti'nin Eyalet ve Sancak Teşkilatlanması, Osmanlı, Cilt 6: Teşkilât, Yeni Türkiye Yayınları, Ankara, 1999, ISBN 975-6782-09-9, p. 93. (in Turkish)

See also

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