Open main menu

The Kanije Eyalet (Ottoman Turkish: ایالت كانیژه; Eyālet-i Ḳanije‎;[1] Modern Turkish: Kanije Eyaleti; Hungarian: Kanizsai ejálet; Croatian: Kaniški ejalet) was an administrative territorial entity of the Ottoman Empire formed in 1600 and existing until the collapse of Ottoman rule in Central Europe after 1686 (nominally to 1699).

Kanije Eyalet
Eyalet-i Kanije
Kanizsai ejálet
Kaniški ejalet
Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire


Location of Kanije Eyalet
Kanije Eyalet in 1683
Capital Kanije (Hungarian: Kanizsa, modern Nagykanizsa)
46°27′N 16°59′E / 46.450°N 16.983°E / 46.450; 16.983Coordinates: 46°27′N 16°59′E / 46.450°N 16.983°E / 46.450; 16.983
 •  Established 1600
 •  Disestablished 1690
Today part of  Croatia
Contemporary depiction of the unsuccessful siege of Kanizsa in May 1664, undertaken by Christian forces led by Nikola VII Zrinski, Ban (Viceroy) of Croatia, general Hohenlohe-Neuenstein and general Peter Strozzi



The province of Kanije was established in 1600 after the town of Kanije was captured from Habsburgs. This newly conquered area was joined with territory of Zigetvar Province, which was formed in 1596 from some sanjaks of Budin Province[2] (which had been expanded as a result of the Ottoman territorial gains during the Long War)[3] and Bosnia Province.[4][5] The Kanije Eyalet existed until the capture of Kanije by Habsburg Monarchy in 1690. It was formally ceded to Habsburg Monarchy by the Treaty of Karlowitz in 1699.

Administrative divisionsEdit

In 1600, the Kanije Eyalet comprised the:[6] The sanjaks of Kanije Eyalet in the 17th century:[7]
  1. Sanjak of Kanije
  2. Sanjak of Siget
  3. Sanjak of Kopan
  4. Sanjak of Valiova
  5. Sanjak of Sokolofja
Later,[when?] it expanded to include the:[8]


  1. ^ "Some Provinces of the Ottoman Empire". Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire, p. 96, at Google Books By Gábor Ágoston, Bruce Alan Masters
  3. ^ Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire, p. 256, at Google Books By Gábor Ágoston, Bruce Alan Masters
  4. ^ Asmir Hasičić, Slavonija u sastavu Osmanskog carstva, Sarajevo, 2004.
  5. ^
  6. ^ Dr Dušan J. Popović, Srbi u Vojvodini, knjiga I, Novi Sad, 1990, page 201.
  7. ^ Narrative of travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa in the ..., Volume 1, p. 90, at Google Books By Evliya Çelebi, Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall
  8. ^ Kanije Eyalet

See alsoEdit