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The Administrative and Demographic Profiles of Antalya at the End of the 19th Century
Muhammet GÜÇLÜ*

In this review, a summary of the historical development of Antalya is presented in addition to the analysis of its administrative and demographic profiles through data obtained from various sources.

Antalya, the administrative center of the region during the period of the Byzantine Empire and Seljuk State preserved her status of importance by being the capital of the Teke fiefdom under Beylik rule, and then annexed to the suzerainty of the Ottomans in 1393. As part of the structural changes that took effect upon the declaration of Tanzimat (reform movement), she was made a part of the Province of Karaman. Later, according to "The Regulations on Provincial Administration" issued in 1864, Antalya became a Township of the District of Konya.

The demographic variations such as depopulation of the region resulting from the conscription of males into the Ottoman-Russian War in 1877-78, and its resettlement by considerable numbers of immigrant families affected by the wars that took place between the late 19th and the early 20th century is also discussed.

*Dr. Muhammet Güçlü, Akdeniz Üniversitesi, Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Tarih Bölümü - Antalya

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