Uyvar Eyalet

Uyvar Eyalet
Eyalet-i Uyvar
Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire

Uyvar Eyalet in 1683
Capital Uyvar (Nové Zámky)
47°59′N 18°9′E / 47.983°N 18.150°E / 47.983; 18.150Coordinates: 47°59′N 18°9′E / 47.983°N 18.150°E / 47.983; 18.150
  Austro-Turkish War (1663–1664) 1663
  Disestablished 1685
Today part of Slovakia, Hungary
Map of the Uyvar Eyalet

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

It was established during the reign of Mehmed IV. In 1663 the Ottoman expeditionary force led by Köprülü Fazıl Ahmed defeated the Austrian garrison of the city of Uyvar (today known as Nové Zámky, Slovakia) and conquered the region. The Peace of Vasvár recognised Ottoman control over 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

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

  1. Sanjak of Leve
  2. Sanjak of Novigrad
  3. Sanjak of Holok
  4. Sanjak of Boyak
  5. Sanjak of Şaşvar
  6. Sanjak of Litra


  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. 90, at Google Books By Evliya Çelebi, Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall
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