Eyalet of Adrianople

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Eyālet-i Edirne
Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire


Location of Eyalet of Adrianople
Adrianople Eyalet in the 1850s
Capital Edirne
41°40′N 26°34′E / 41.667°N 26.567°E / 41.667; 26.567Coordinates: 41°40′N 26°34′E / 41.667°N 26.567°E / 41.667; 26.567
 •  Established 1826
 •  Disestablished 1867
 •  1844 1,200,000[1] 
Today part of  Turkey

The Eyalet of Adrianople or Edirne[2] or Çirmen[3] (Ottoman Turkish: ایالت ادرنه; Eyālet-i Edirne‎)[4] was constituted from parts of the eyalets of Silistra and Rumelia in 1826.

It was one of the first Ottoman provinces to become a vilayet after an administrative reform in 1865, and by 1867 it had been reformed into the Vilayet of Adrianople.[5]

Administrative division[edit]

The eyalet comprised almost all of the historical geographical region of Thrace, and comprised the following subdivisions (sanjaks or livas):[3][6]

  1. Sanjak of Nevahi-i Erbaa (capital: Çatalca)
  2. Sanjak of Tekfürtaği (Rodosto) or Vize
  3. Sanjak of Gelibolu (Gallipoli)
  4. Sanjak of Edirne (Adrianople)
  5. Sanjak of Filibe (mod. Plovdiv)
  6. Sanjak of Islimiye (mod. Sliven) or Eski Zagra (Stara Zagora)

The sanjaks were further subdivided into 50 kazas or prefectures.[3]


  1. ^ Michael R. Palairet (2003-11-13). The Balkan Economies C.1800-1914: Evolution Without Development. Cambridge University Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-521-52256-4. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  2. ^ The English Cyclopaedia: Geography By Charles Knight
  3. ^ a b c Konortas, Paraskevas. Αδριανουπόλεως Βιλαέτιον προ του 1864. Θρακικός Ηλεκτρονικός Θησαυρός (in Greek). Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Some Provinces of the Ottoman Empire". Geonames.de. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Almanach de Gotha: annuaire généalogique, diplomatique et statistique. J. Perthes. 1867. pp. 827–829. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  6. ^ The three eras of Ottoman history, a political essay on the late reforms of ..., p. 75, at Google Books By James Henry Skene