Varat Eyalet

Varat Eyalet
Eyalet-i Varat
Paşalâcul de la Oradea
Váradi vilajet
Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire



Varat Eyalet in 1683
Capital Varat
47°4′N 21°55′E / 47.067°N 21.917°E / 47.067; 21.917Coordinates: 47°4′N 21°55′E / 47.067°N 21.917°E / 47.067; 21.917
  Established 1660
  Disestablished 1692
Today part of Romania, Hungary

Varat Eyalet (also known as Pashaluk of Varat or Province of Varat;[1] Ottoman Turkish: ایالت وارد; Eyālet-i Vārad)[2] was an administrative unit of the Ottoman Empire formed in 1660. Varat Eyalet bordered Ottoman Budin Eyalet in the west, Temeşvar Eyalet in the southwest, Egir Eyalet in the northwest, vassal Ottoman Principality of Transylvania in the southeast, and Habsburg Royal Hungary in the north.


Varat[3] (Oradea) was made the seat of an Ottoman governor (beylerbeyi) in 1660.[4] Before the formation of the Eyalet, its area was mostly part of the vassal Ottoman Principality of Transylvania. Some territories that formerly belonged to Temeşvar Eyalet and Egir Eyalet were also included into Varat Eyalet.

In June 1692 the eyalet was conquered by the Habsburgs,[4] and was ceded to Austria by Treaty of Carlowitz in 1699. Its territory was subsequently included into Habsburg Kingdom of Hungary and Habsburg Principality of Transylvania.

Administrative divisions

The sanjaks of Varat Eyalet in the 17th century:[5]

  1. Sanjak of Varat (Oradea)
  2. Sanjak of Salanta (Salonta)
  3. Sanjak of Debreçin (Debrecen)
  4. Sanjak of Halmaş (Nagyhalász)
  5. Sanjak of Şenköy (Sâniob)

See also


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