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Mosul Vilayet

ولايت موصل
Vilâyet-i Musul
Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire


Location of Mosul Vilayet
Mosul Vilayet in 1892
Capital Mosul[1]
 •  Established 1878
 •  Armistice of Mudros 1918
 •  1897[2] 475,415 
Today part of  Iraq

The Vilayet of Mosul[1] (Ottoman Turkish: ولايت موصل, Vilâyet-i Musul‎) was a first-level administrative division (vilayet) of the Ottoman Empire. It was created from the northern sanjaks of the Vilayet of Baghdad in 1878.[3]

At the beginning of the 20th century it reportedly had an area of 29,220 square miles (75,700 km2), while the preliminary results of the first Ottoman census of 1885 (published in 1908) gave the population as 300,280.[4] The accuracy of the population figures ranges from "approximate" to "merely conjectural" depending on the region from which they were gathered.[4]


  • Administrative divisions 1
  • See also 2
  • Notes 3
  • External links 4

Administrative divisions

Sanjaks of the vilayet:[5]

  1. Mosul Sanjak
  2. Kerkük Sanjak (Sehr-i-Zor)
  3. Sulaymaniyah Sanjak

See also


  1. ^ a b Geographical Dictionary of the World. Concept Publishing Company. p. 1230.  
  2. ^ Mutlu, Servet. "Late Ottoman population and its ethnic distribution" (PDF). pp. 29–31.  Corrected population for Mortality Level=8.
  3. ^  
  4. ^ a b Asia by A. H. Keane, page 460
  5. ^ Musul Vilayeti | Tarih ve Medeniyet

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

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