Zor Sanjak

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Zor Sanjak
Deyr-i-Zor sancağı
Sanjak of the Ottoman Empire

Location of Zor Sanjak
Zor Sanjak in 1900
Capital Deir Ez-Zor
 -  Established 1857
 -  Disestablished 1917
 -  1900s[1] 100,000 km2 (38,610 sq mi)
 -  1900s[1] 100,000 
Density 1 /km2  (2.6 /sq mi)
Today part of  Syria,  Turkey

The Sanjak of Zor[2] (Turkish: Zor Sancak) was a sanjak of the Ottoman Empire. It was spun off from the Baghdad Vilayet in 1857.[2] It was reportedly part of the Aleppo Vilayet in circa 1876.[3]

The capital was Deir Ez-Zor, a town on the right bank of the Euphrates, which was also the only considerable town of the sanjak.[1] At the beginning of the 20th century, the sanjak had an area of 38,600 square miles (100,000 km2),[4] and an estimated population of 100,000, mostly Arab nomads.[1] The capital itself was just a village before becoming the centre of the sanjak.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Kazas of the Sanjak:[5]

  1. Kaza of Deyr
  2. Kaza of Resü'l Ayn
  3. Kaza of Asare
  4. Kaza of Ebukemal


  1. ^ a b c d Public Domain Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Deir". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  2. ^ a b Public Domain Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bagdad, Turkey (Vilayet)". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  3. ^ Pavet de Courteille, Abel (1876). État présent de l'empire ottoman (in French). J. Dumaine. pp. 91–96. 
  4. ^ Asia by A. H. Keane, page 460
  5. ^ Zor Mutasarrıflığı | Tarih ve Medeniyet