Vilayet of Konya

ولايت قونيه
Vilâyet-i Konya
Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire

1867–1923
Konya Vilayet in 1900
Capital Konya
History
 -  Established 1867
 -  Disestablished 1923
Population
 -  Muslim, 1914[1] 750,712 
 -  Greek, 1914[1] 25,150 
 -  Armenian, 1914[1] 12,971 
Today part of  Turkey

The Vilayet of Konya (Ottoman language: ولايت قونيه‎, Vilâyet-i Konya) was a vilayet in Asia Minor which included the whole, or parts of, the ancient regions of Pamphylia, Pisidia, Phrygia, Lycaonia, Cilicia and Cappadocia.

Demographics

At the beginning of the 20th century it reportedly had an area of 91,620 km2, while the preliminary results of the first Ottoman census of 1885 (published in 1908) gave the population as 1,088,100.[2] The accuracy of the population figures ranges from "approximate" to "merely conjectural" depending on the region from which they were gathered.[2] As of 1920, less than 10% of the population was described as being Christian, with majority of Christian populations by the sea.[3]

History

It was formed in 1864 by adding to the old eyalet of Karaman the western half of Adana, and part of southeastern Anatolia.

Economy

The population was for the most part agricultural and pastoral. The only industries were carpetweaving and the manufacture of cotton and silk stuffs. There were mines of chrome, mercury, sulphur, cinnabar, argentiferous lead and rock salt.[4][5] The principal exports were salt, minerals, opium, cotton, cereals, wool and livestock; and the imports cloth-goods, coffee, rice and petroleum.[6] The vilayet was traversed by the Anatolian railway, and contained the railhead of the Ottoman line from Smyrna.

Administrative divisions

Sanjaks of the Vilayet:[7]

  1. Sanjak of Konya
  2. Sanjak of Nigde
  3. Sanjak of Burdur
  4. Sanjak of Antalya (Teke)
  5. Sanjak of Hamidabad

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