Mosul Eyalet

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Eyālet-i Mūṣul
Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire

Location of Mosul Eyalet
Mosul Eyalet in 1609
Capital Mosul[1]
 •  Established 1535
 •  Disestablished 1864
Today part of  Iraq

Mosul Eyalet (Ottoman Turkish: ایالت موصل; Eyālet-i Mūṣul‎)[2] was an eyalet of the Ottoman Empire. Its reported area in the 19th century was 7,832 square miles (20,280 km2).[3] The eyalet was largely inhabited by Kurds.[4]


Sultan Selim I defeated the army of Shah Ismail at the Battle of Çaldiran, but it wasn't until 1517 that Ottoman armies gained control of Mosul, which remained a frontier garrison city until the 1534 capture of Baghdad.[5] The eyalet was established in 1535.[6] Mosul then became one of three Ottoman administrative territorial units of ‘Irāk.[7]

Administrative divisions

Sanjaks of Mosul Eyalet in the 17th century:[8]

  1. Sanjak of Bajwanli
  2. Sanjak of Tekrit
  3. Sanjak of Eski Mosul (Nineveh)
  4. Sanjak of Harú

See also


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  6. Hakan Özoğlu (2005). Osmanlı devleti ve Kürt milliyetçiliği. Kitap Yayinevi Ltd. p. 77. ISBN 978-975-6051-02-3. Retrieved 2013-06-26. I. Süleyman 1566 yılında öldüğünde kısmen ya da tamamen Kürt bölgelerinden oluşturulan yeni eyaletler şunlardı: Dulkadir (1522), Erzurum (1533), Musul (1535), Bağdat (1535), Van (1548) ve Şehrizor (1554...<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Nagendra Kr Singh (1 September 2002). International encyclopaedia of Islamic dynasties. Anmol Publications PVT. LTD. pp. 15–18. ISBN 978-81-261-0403-1. Retrieved 28 April 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Evliya Çelebi; Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall (1834). Narrative of Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa in the Seventeenth Century. 1. Oriental Translation Fund. p. 97. Retrieved 2013-07-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>