Sanjak of Preveza
|Sanjak of Preveza
Ottoman Turkish: Liva-i Preveze
|Sanjak of the Ottoman Empire|
|•||First Balkan War||1912|
|Today 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.
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