Karaman Eyalet

For other uses, see Karaman (disambiguation).
Eyālet-i Ḳaraman
Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire

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

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]

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

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 Kirshehir (Kırşehir Sancağı, Kırşehir)
  5. Sanjak of Beyshehir (Beyşehir Sancağı, Beyşehir)
  6. Sanjak of Aksaray (Aksaray)
  7. Sanjak of Akshehir (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". Geonames.de. 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.
  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. (Turkish)

See also

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