Uyvar Eyalet (Ottoman Turkish: ایالت اویوار; Eyālet-i Uyvar)[1] was an eyalet of the Ottoman Empire.

Uyvar Eyalet
Eyalet-i Uyvar
Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire

The Uyvar Eyalet in 1683
CapitalUyvar (Nové Zámky)
 • Coordinates47°59′N 18°9′E / 47.983°N 18.150°E / 47.983; 18.150
• Disestablished
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Habsburg Monarchy
Habsburg Monarchy
Today part ofSlovakia, Hungary
Map of the Uyvar Eyalet

It was established during the reign of Mehmed IV. In 1663 the Ottoman expeditionary force led by Köprülü Fazıl Ahmed defeated the Habsburg Monarchy's garrison of the city of Uyvar (today known as Nové Zámky, Slovakia) and conquered the region. In 1664, they lost the northern part along with the fortresses Hlohovec, Nitra and Levice. The Peace of Vasvár recognised Ottoman control over the remaining part of the eyalet. It was returned to Austria after the signing of the Treaty of Karlowitz in 1699.

Residents of Uyvar paid 50 Akçe per head for Jizya as compared with the standard rate of one gold ducat (equivalent in the period to around 200 Akçe). The province's payment of a yearly sum of 1,090,150 Akçe to the treasury by 20,183 non-Muslim Jizya payers, amounting to 50 Akçe per head.[2]

Administrative divisions Edit

The sanjaks of Uyvar Eyalet in the 17th century:[3]

  1. Sanjak of Leve[citation needed]
  2. Sanjak of Novigrad
  3. Sanjak of Holok[citation needed]
  4. Sanjak of Boyák
  5. Sanjak of Nitra[citation needed]
  6. sanjak of uyvar[citation needed]

Sources Edit

  1. ^ "Some Provinces of the Ottoman Empire". Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. ^ Ottoman Warfare 1500-1700, Rhoads Murphey, 1999, p.258
  3. ^ Narrative of travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa in the ..., Volume 1, p. 92, at Google Books By Evliya Çelebi, Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall

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