Sanjak of Pojega

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Sanjak of Pojega
Pojega Sancağı
Požeški sandžak
Sanjak of the Ottoman Empire

Coat of arms of Sanjak of Pojega

Coat of arms

Capital Pojega (Požega)
 -  Established 1538
 -  Disestablished 1699
Today part of Croatia
Map of the Sanjak of Pojega in 1606
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The Sanjak of Pojega (Turkish: Pojega Sancağı; Croatian: Požeški sandžak) was an administrative unit of the Ottoman Empire formed in ca. 1538. It existed until the Treaty of Karlowitz (1699) when region was transferred to the Habsburg Monarchy. It was located in present-day eastern Croatia, in Slavonia region. Capital of the sanjak was Pojega (Croatian: Požega).


The first defter in the sanjak was held in 1540.[1]

Sanjak of Pojega included territory between Sava and Drava rivers and at first was part of the Rumelia Eyalet. In 1541, it was included into Budin Eyalet, in 1580 into Bosnia Eyalet, in 1596 into Zigetvar Eyalet, and in 1600 into Kanije Eyalet. The Sanjak of Požega was one of six Ottoman sanjaks with most developed shipbuilding (besides sanjaks of Smederevo, Nicopolis, Vidin, Zvornik and Mohač).[2]

However, triggered by the last administrative changes, a mutiny started in Pojega in 1611. Mutiners requested that Sanjak of Pojega should be returned to the jurisdiction of the Bosnia Eyalet. Because of the mutiny, the decision from 1600 was changed and Sanjak of Pojega became a condominium shared between Bosnia and Kanije eyalets.[3]

After Ottoman defeat in the Battle of Slankamen (1691), the Treaty of Karlowitz from 1699 transferred territory of the sanjak to the Habsburg Monarchy and Sanjak of Pojega no longer existed. The last sanjak-bey of the Sanjak of Pojega was Ibrahim-pasha.[3]

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  2. ^ Godis̆njak grada Beograda. Beogradske novine. 1979. p. 35. Retrieved 7 September 2013. Ипак градња бродова се посебно везивала за шест санџака: никопољски, видински, смедеревски, зворнички, пожешки и мохачки. 
  3. ^ a b Društvo istoričara Bosne i Hercegovine (1952). Godišnjak: Annuaire. p. 190. Retrieved 10 March 2013.