Karaman Eyalet (Ottoman Turkish: ایالت قره‌مان, romanized: 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]

ایالت قره‌مان
Eyālet-i Ḳaraman
Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire
1483–1864

The Karaman Eyalet in 1609
CapitalKonya (1483–1522), (1562–1864),[1] Kayseri (1522–1562)
History 
• Established
1483
• Disestablished
1864
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Karamanids
Konya Vilayet
Today part ofTurkey

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 divisions edit

The eyalet consisted of seven sanjaks between 1700 and 1740:[5] Konya, Niğde, Kayseri, Kırşehir, Beyşehir, Aksaray, and Akşehir.

References edit

  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". Geonames.de. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. 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)

See also edit