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Karaman Eyalet (Ottoman Turkish: ایالت قره‌مان; Eyālet-i Ḳaraman‎)[2] was one of the subdivisions of the Ottoman Empire. Its reported area in the 19th century was 30,463 square miles (78,900 km2).[3]

Eyālet-i Ḳaraman
Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire

Location of Karaman Eyalet
Karaman Eyalet in 1609
Capital Konya (1483-1522), (1562-1864),[1] Kayseri (1522-1562)
 •  Established 1483
 •  Disestablished 1864
Today part of  Turkey

In 1468, the formerly independent principality of Karaman was annexed by the Ottomans; Mehmed II appointed his son Mustafa as governor of the new eyalet, with his seat at Konya.[4]

Administrative divisionsEdit

The eyalet consisted of seven sanjaks between 1700 and 1740:[5]

  1. Sanjak of Konya (Paşa Sancağı, Konya)
  2. Sanjak of Niğde (Niğde)
  3. Sanjak of Kayseriyye (Kayseri)
  4. Sanjak of Kırşehir (Kırşehir Sancağı, Kırşehir)
  5. Sanjak of Beyşehir (Beyşehir Sancağı, Beyşehir)
  6. Sanjak of Aksaray (Aksaray)
  7. Sanjak of Akşehir (Akşehir Sancağı, Akşehir)


  1. ^ Commercial statistics: A digest of the productive resources, commercial... By John Macgregor, p. 12, at Google Books
  2. ^ "Some Provinces of the Ottoman Empire". Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  3. ^ The Popular encyclopedia: or, conversations lexicon, Volume 6, p. 698, at Google Books
  4. ^ Imber, Colin (2002). "The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650: The Structure of Power" (PDF). p. 179. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-26.
  5. ^ Orhan Kılıç, XVII. Yüzyılın İlk Yarısında Osmanlı Devleti'nin Eyalet ve Sancak Teşkilatlanması, Osmanlı, Cilt 6: Teşkilât, Yeni Türkiye Yayınları, Ankara, 1999, ISBN 975-6782-09-9, p. 93. (in Turkish)

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