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Kanije - (قنیژه; Nagykanizsa, short: Kanizsa; български: Надканижа)

Important fortress, conquered by Ottomans in 1600 and made eyalet with 4 sancaks1). In 1601 Habsburg's army led by Ferdinand himself suffered crushing defeat in his attempt to retake the town. Turkish garrison was lead by Tiryaki Hasan Paşa who was awarded the position of Grand Vezir for his outstanding victory.

There is even a Turkish movie based on the events mentioned. info @imdb

Location - N 46° 30, E 16° 58; southern Hungary map

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1) not 100% sure how many sancaks were bond to this eyalet
toponyms/kanije.txt · Last modified: 07.12.2007 13:37 by s_shivarov
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