Karaman Eyalet

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Eyālet-i Ḳaraman
Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire

Location of Karaman Eyalet
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 قرمان; 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]


Organisation of the eyalet in the 17th century, from the accounts of Evliya Çelebi: "This province has a Defterdar of the treasury, and of the feuds, an Emin of the Defter and of the Chavushes a Kehiya of the Defter; and of the Chavushes an Alai-beg (colonel) and Cheri-bashi (captain)".[5]

Administrative divisions

The eyalet consisted of seven sanjaks between 1700 and 1740:[6]

  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Narrative of travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa in the ..., Volume 1, p. 90, at Google Books By Evliya Çelebi, Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall
  6. 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