The Vilayet of Adana (Ottoman Turkish: ولايت اطنه, Vilâyet-i Adana; Armenian: Ադանայի վիլայեթ Adanayi vilayet' ) was a vilayet of the Ottoman Empire in the south-east of Asia Minor, which included the ancient Cilicia.
At the beginning of the 20th century it reportedly had an area of 14,494 square miles (37,540 km2), while the preliminary results of the first Ottoman census of 1885 (published in 1908) gave the population as 402,439. The accuracy of the population figures ranges from "approximate" to "merely conjectural" depending on the region from which they were gathered.
It was described by the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica as rich in unexploited mineral wealth in the mountainous districts, and fertile in the coast-plain, which produced cotton, rice, cereals, sugar and fruit. Adana Vilayet bordered with Konya Vilayet (in west), Ankara Vilayet and Sivas Vilayet (in north), and Haleb Vilayet (in east and south).
Administrative divisions 
Sanjaks of the Vilayet:
- Sanjak of Adana
- Sanjak of Mersin
- Sanjak of Cebel-i-Bereket (Yarpuz)
- Sanjak of Kozan (Sis)
- Sanjak of İçel (Silifke)
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