Eyalet of Van

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Eyalet-i Van
Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire

1548–1864
Location of Eyalet of Van
Eyalet of Van in 1609
Capital Van[1]
History
 -  Established 1548
 -  Disestablished 1864
Today part of Turkey

The eyalet of Van (Ottoman Turkish: ایالت وان; Eyālet-i Vān)[2] was an eyalet of the Ottoman Empire. The capital was Van. It was formed in 1548 as the one of the Beylerbeyliks of the Ottoman Empire.[3] Its reported area in the 19th century was 9,616 square miles (24,910 km2).[4]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Administrative division of the beylerbeylik of Van between 1680 and 1702 were as follows:[3]

  1. Sanjak of Van (Paşa Sancağı, Van)
  2. Government of Bitlis (Bitlis Hükûmeti, Bitlis)
  3. Government of Hizan (Hizan Hükûmeti, Hizan)
  4. Government of Hakkâri (Hakkâri Hükûmeti, Hakkâri)
  5. Government of Hoşab (or Mahmûdî, Hoşab Hükûmeti, Güzelsu[disambiguation needed])
  6. Sanjak of Karkarocaklık (Kârkâr Sancağı, )
  7. Sanjak of Zeriki (Zeriki Sancağı, Zeriki)
  8. Sanjak of Şırvî (Şırvî Sancağı, )
  9. Sanjak of Müküs (Müküs Sancağı, Bahçesaray)
  10. Sanjak of Şıtak (Şıtak Sancağı, )
  11. Sanjak of Albak (Albak Sancağı, Başkale)
  12. Sanjak of Ispaghird (Espayrid Sancağı, )
  13. Sanjak of Erdjish or Arjis (Erciş Sancağı, Erciş)
  14. Sanjak of Keshan (Kesân Sancağı, )
  15. Sanjak of Adil Djevaz (Adilcevâz Sancağı, Adilcevaz)
  16. Sanjak of Aghakis (Ağakis Sancağı, )
  17. Sanjak of Bargeri (Bargiri Sancağı, Muradiye)
  18. Sanjak of Diyadin (Diyadin Sancağı, Diyadin)
  19. Sanjak of Somay (Somay Sancağı, )
  20. Sanjak of Harun (Harûn Sancağı, )

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b 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. 98. (Turkish)
  4. ^ The Popular encyclopedia: or, conversations lexicon, Volume 6, p. 698, at Google Books