Ioannina Eyalet

The Ioannina Eyalet (Ottoman Turkish: ایالت یانیه Eyālet-i Yānyâ)[1] was an administrative territorial entity of the Ottoman Empire located in the territory of present-day southern Albania, central and northern Greece. It was formed in 1670[citation needed] and its administrative centre was Ioannina. During the period 1788–1822, Ali Pasha (sanjakbey of Trikala) seized control over Ioannina and after enlisting most of the local brigands under his own banner took advantage of a weak Ottoman government to gain control over the Ioannina Eyalet and most of Albania and continental Greece, transforming it into the semi-autonomous Pashalik of Yanina. After he was killed in 1822 the Ottoman Empire reestablished the Ioannina Eyalet which existed until establishment of the Janina Vilayet in 1867.

Eyalet of Yanina
Eyalet of Ottoman Empire
Flag of Yanina
Yanina Eyalet, Ottoman Balkans 1850s.png
The Yanina Eyalet in the 1850s
 • Coordinates39°40′N 20°51′E / 39.667°N 20.850°E / 39.667; 20.850Coordinates: 39°40′N 20°51′E / 39.667°N 20.850°E / 39.667; 20.850
• Established
• Disestablished
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Rumelia Eyalet
Pashalik of Yanina
Janina Vilayet
Today part ofGreece

Administrative divisionsEdit

Sanjaks of the Eyalet in the mid-19th century:[2]

  1. Sanjak of Berat
  2. Sanjak of Arghiri (Ergiri)
  3. Sanjak of Ioannina
  4. Sanjak of Narda (Arta)


  1. ^ "Some Provinces of the Ottoman Empire". Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. ^ The three eras of Ottoman history, a political essay on the late reforms of ..., p. 74, at Google Books By James Henry Skene

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