Mutasarrifate of Karak
|Mutasarrifate of Karak
|Mutasarrifate of the Ottoman Empire|
Coat of arms
|•||Armistice of Mudros||1918|
|Today part of||Jordan|
The Mutasarrifate of Karak (Turkish: Kerek Mutasarrıflığı), also known as the Sanjak of Karak, was an Ottoman district with special administrative status established in 1895, located in modern-day Jordan. The city of Karak was the district's capital. It had a population of 72,562 in 1914.
In May 1892, a proposal was made for a regional government centered in Ma'an (previously known as Sanjak of Ma'an founded in 1579 as part of Eyalet of Damascus) which was approved in August. In mid-1895, the centre of this mutasarrifiyya was moved to Karak, marking the southernmost extent of Ottoman rule in the vilayet of Syria.
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