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ایالت وان
Eyalet-i Van
Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire
1548–1864
Van Eyalet, Ottoman Empire (1609).png
The Eyalet of Van in 1609
CapitalVan[1]
History 
• Established
1548
• Disestablished
1864
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Safavid Empire
Van Vilayet
Today part ofTurkey

The Van Eyalet (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)
  6. Sanjak of Karkar (Kârkâr Sancağı, Daldere)
  7. Sanjak of Zeriki (Zeriki Sancağı, Sarıca)
  8. Sanjak of Şırvî (Şırvî Sancağı, )
  9. Sanjak of Müküs (Müküs Sancağı, Bahçesaray)
  10. Sanjak of Şıtak (Şıtak Sancağı, Çatak)
  11. Sanjak of Albak (Albak Sancağı, Başkale)
  12. Sanjak of Ispaghird (Espayrid Sancağı, Sürücüler)
  13. Sanjak of Erdjish or Arjis (Erciş Sancağı, Erciş)
  14. Sanjak of Keshan (Késan Sancağı, Ergeçidi)
  15. Sanjak of Adil Djevaz (Adilcevâz Sancağı, Adilcevaz)
  16. Sanjak of Aghakis (Ağakis Sancağı, Göllü)
  17. Sanjak of Bargeri (Bargiri Sancağı, Muradiye)
  18. Sanjak of Diyadin (Diyadin Sancağı, Diyadin)
  19. Sanjak of Somay (Somay Sancağı, Sero)
  20. Sanjak of Harun (Harûn Sancağı, Güzelkonak)

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. Archived from the original on 27 August 2013. 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. (in Turkish)
  4. ^ The Popular encyclopedia: or, conversations lexicon, Volume 6, p. 698, at Google Books