Sanjak of Preveza

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Sanjak of Preveza
Ottoman Turkish: Liva-i Preveze
Sanjak of the Ottoman Empire

Location of Sanjak of Preveza
1907 Ottoman map of the Vilayet of Ioannina, with the Sanjak of Preveza in the bottom
Capital Preveza
 •  Established 1863
 •  First Balkan War 1912
Today part of  Greece

The Sanjak of Preveza (Greek: Σαντζάκι Πρεβέζης) was a second-level Ottoman province (sanjak or liva) centred on the town of Preveze (Preveza) in southern Epirus, now part of Greece.

Preveza had been a Venetian possession until 1797, when it was occupied by the French. Ali Pasha of Ioannina conquered the town in 1798, and made it part of his semi-autonomous domain until his fall in 1820.

Preveza remained part of the sanjak of Ioannina thereafter. It appears for the first time in the salname (provincial year-book) of 1863 as a separate sanjak of the Ioannina Eyalet, although in the next year it is recorded as a province of Tirhala. By 1867, joined with the sanjak of Narda (Arta), the new Sanjak of Preveze became part of Ioannina Vilayet. The region of Arta was ceded to Greece in 1881, and the remaining province survived until conquered by the Greek Army during the First Balkan War of 1912–1913.[1]

In 1912, it comprised two kazas (districts), those of Preveza itself and of Louros.[1]


  1. ^ a b Birken, Andreas (1976). Die Provinzen des Osmanischen Reiches. Beihefte zum Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients (in German). 13. Reichert. p. 74. ISBN 9783920153568.