Sanjak of Serfiğe

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Sanjak of Serfiğe
Ottoman Turkish: Liva-i Serfiğe
Sanjak of the Ottoman Empire

 
[[Manastir Vilayet|]]
1881–1912
Location of Sanjak of Servia
Sanjak of Serfice, late 19th century
Capital Servia
History
 -  Established 1881
 -  First Balkan War 1912
Today part of  Greece

The Sanjak of Serfiğe (Greek: Σαντζάκι/Υποδιοίκησις Σερβίων) was a second-level Ottoman province (sanjak or liva) centred on the town of Serfiğe (Servia) in western Macedonia, now part of Greece.

The sanjak was founded in 1881, after the Greek annexation of Thessaly (the sanjak of Tirhala), initially as an independent province, and after 1889 as part of Manastir Vilayet. In 1912, the province encompassed six kazas (districts): Serfiğe itself, Kozana (Kozani), Kayalar (Ptolemaida), Nasliğ (Neapoli, Kozani), Grebene (Grevena) and Alasonya (Elassona).[1]

The sanjak was conquered by the Greek Army in October 1912, during the First Balkan War.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birken, Andreas (1976). Die Provinzen des Osmanischen Reiches. Beihefte zum Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients (in German) 13. Reichert. p. 72. ISBN 9783920153568.