Sanjak of Damascus

The Damascus Sanjak (Turkish: Şam Sancağı, Arabic: سنجق دمشق) was a prefecture (sanjak) of the Ottoman Empire, occupying the center of Ottoman Syria, located in modern-day Syria and Lebanon. The city of Damascus was the Sanjak's capital.[1] It was bordered by the Sanjak of Hauran to the south, Hama Sanjak to the north, and Beirut Vilayet to the west.

Damascus Sanjak
Şam Sancağı
sanjak of the Ottoman Empire
under Damascus Eyalet (1549–1865)
under Sidon Eyalet (1660–1864)
under Damascus Vilayet (1865–1918)
1549–1918
Coat of arms of Damascus Sanjak
Coat of arms
Sanjak of Damascus Ottoman Empire, 1914.png
Damascus Sanjak is the central Syrian sajak
CapitalDamascus
History
History 
• Established
1549
1918
Succeeded by
Occupied Enemy Territory Administration
Today part ofSyria
Lebanon

SubdistrictsEdit

Later historyEdit

When dividing Ottoman Syria, the French mandate authorities detached the westernmost part of the sanjak and allocated it to its newly created Greater Lebanon, while the rest remained in the shriveled Syrian state.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karpat, K.H. (1985). Ottoman population, 1830-1914: demographic and social characteristics. Madison, Wis: University of Wisconsin Pres.