Six vilayets

diplomatic definition for the six eastern provinces of the Ottoman Empire with a sizeable Armenian population

The Six Vilayets (Ottoman Turkish: ولايت سته, romanized: Vilâyat-ı Sitte) or the Six Armenian Vilayets (Armenian: Վեց հայկական վիլայեթներ, romanized: Vets' haykakan vilayet'ner), were the main Armenian-populated vilayets of the Ottoman Empire (Van, Bitlis, Diyarbekir, Sivas, Erzurum, Mamuret-ul-Aziz).

DemographicsEdit

1914[1] % Armenian
Vilayet Total population Armenian population
Van 259.141 67.792 26,16%
Bitlis 437.479 117.492 26,85%
Mamuret-ul-Aziz 538.227 79.821 14,83%
Erzurum 815.432 134.377 16,47%
Sivas 1.169.443 147.099 12,57%
Diyarbekir 619.825 65.850 10,62%
Total 3.839.547 612.431 15,95%
1881–1893[2] % Armenian
Vilayet Total population Armenian population
Van 132.007 55.051 41,70%
Bitlis 338.642 108.050 31,90%
Mamuret-ul-Aziz 466.579 83.394 17,87%
Erzurum 637.015 120.147 18,86%
Sivas 980.876 129.085 13,16%
Diyarbekir 414.657 60.175 14,51%
Total 2.969.776 555.902 18,71%

Vilayet centerEdit

1914[1] % Armenian
Town center Total population Armenian population
Van 79.736 33.789 42,37%
Bitlis 58.174 18.739 32,21%
Mamuret-ul-Aziz 86.162 25.048 29,07%
Erzurum 118.777 32.059 26,99%
Sivas 81.623 25.642 31,41%
Diyarbekir 75.089 15.239 20,29%
Total 499.561 150.516 30,12%

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ottoman census, 1914.
  2. Ottoman census, 1881–1893.