Adana Eyalet

For other uses, see Adana Province (disambiguation).
Eyalet-i Adana
Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire

Adana Eyalet in 1609
Capital Adana[1]
  Established 1608
  Disestablished 1865
Today part of  Turkey

The Eyalet of Adana (Ottoman Turkish: ایالت ادنه; Eyālet-i Adana)[2] was an eyalet of the Ottoman Empire, established in 1608,[3] when it was separated from the Eyalet of Aleppo.[4] Its reported area in the 19th century was 11,409 square miles (29,550 km2).[5]


The Ramadanids played a key role in 15th-century Ottoman-Mamluk relations, being a buffer state located in the Mamluk al-'Awasim frontier zone. In 1517, Selim I incorporated the beylik into the Ottoman Empire after his conquest of the Mamluk state. The beys of Ramadanids held the administration of the Ottoman sanjak of Adana in a hereditary manner until 1608.

Administrative divisions

Sanjaks between 1700 and 1740:[6]
  1. Adana Sanjak (Paşa Sancağı , Adana)
  2. Tarsus Sanjak (Tarsus)
  3. Sis Sanjak (Sis Sansağı, Kozan)
  4. Ichil Sanjak (İçil Sancağı or İçel Sancağı, Anamur-Silifke)
  5. Alaya Sanjak (Alâ'iyye Sancağı, Alanya)
Sanjaks in the mid-19th century:[7]
  1. Adana Sanjak
  2. Tarsus Sanjak
  3. Alayeh Sanjak
  4. Sis Sanjak
  5. Piyas Sanjak (Payas?)
  6. Anemur Sanjak
  7. Selefkeh Sanjak


  1. John Macgregor (1850). Commercial statistics: A digest of the productive resources, commercial... Whittaker and co. p. 12. Retrieved 2013-06-27.
  2. "Some Provinces of the Ottoman Empire". Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  3. Donald Edgar Pitcher (1972). An Historical Geography of the Ottoman Empire. Brill Archive. p. 125. Retrieved 2013-06-27.
  4. Evliya Çelebi; Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall (1834). Narrative of Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa in the Seventeenth Century. 1. Oriental Translation Fund. p. 93. Retrieved 2013-06-27.
  5. The Popular encyclopedia: or, conversations lexicon. 6. Blackie. 1862. p. 698. Retrieved 2013-06-27.
  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. 95. (Turkish)
  7. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. C. Knight. 1843. p. 393. Retrieved 2013-06-27.

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