The Vilayet of Constantinople or Istanbul (Turkish: Vilâyet-i İstanbul, French: Vilayet de Constantinople) was a first-level administrative division (vilayet) of the Ottoman Empire, encompassing the imperial capital, Constantinople (Istanbul).
|Istanbul of the Ottoman Empire|
• Muslim, 1914
• Greek, 1914
• Armenian, 1914
• Jewish, 1914
|Today part of||Turkey|
It included Stamboul (the inner city, known in Turkish as Istanbul) and the quarters of Eyüp, Kassim Pacha, Pera and Galata, and all the suburbs from Silivri on the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea on the European side, and from Ghili on the Black Sea to the end of the Gulf of İzmit on the Asiatic side.
In 1878, a provincial structure, with a governor (wāli) and provincial officers, was established to perform the same functions within Constantinople that provincial authorities performed elsewhere in the Empire.
Sanjaks and kazas, circa 1877:
- "1914 Census Statistics" (PDF). Turkish General Staff. pp. 605–606. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
- Geographical Dictionary of the World. Concept Publishing Company. p. 1796. ISBN 978-81-7268-012-1. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
- Baker, James (1877). Turkey in Europe. Cassell, Petter & Galpin. pp. 515–516.
- Stanford Jay Shaw; Ezel Kural Shaw (1977). History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey. Cambridge University Press. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-521-29166-8. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
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