Herzegovina Eyalet

Eyālet-i Hersek
Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire



Herzegovina Eyalet in the 1850s
Capital Mostar
43°20′N 17°48′E / 43.333°N 17.800°E / 43.333; 17.800Coordinates: 43°20′N 17°48′E / 43.333°N 17.800°E / 43.333; 17.800
  Established 1833
  Disestablished 1851
Today part of  Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Eyalet of Herzegovina (Ottoman Turkish: ایالت هرسك; Eyālet-i Hersek)[1] was an Ottoman eyalet from 1833 to 1851. Its last capital was Mostar.


Main article: Bosnian uprising

In 1831, Bosnian kapudan Husein Gradaščević occupied Travnik, demanding autonomy and the end of military reforms in Bosnia.[2] Ultimately, exploiting the rivalries between beys and kapudans, the grand vizier succeeded in detaching the Herzegovinian forces, led by Ali-paša Rizvanbegović, from Gradaščević’s.[2] The revolt was crushed, and in 1833, a new eyalet of Herzegovina was created from the southern part of the eyalet of Bosnia and given to Ali Agha Rizvanbegović as a reward for his contribution in crushing the uprising.[2] This new entity lasted only for a few years: after Rizvanbegović's death, it was reintegrated into the Bosnia eyalet.

Administrative divisions

The Pashaluk of Herzegovina was formed from following counties: Prijepolje, Pljevlja with Kolašin and Šaranci with Drobnjak, Čajniče, Nevesinje, Nikšić, Ljubinje-Trebinje, Stolac, Počitelj, Blagaj, Mostar, Duvno and half of the county of Konjic which is on southern side of Neretva.


  1. "Some Provinces of the Ottoman Empire". Geonames.de. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 Gábor Ágoston; Bruce Alan Masters (2009-01-01). Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire. Infobase Publishing. p. 91. ISBN 978-1-4381-1025-7. Retrieved 2013-05-20.

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