The Eyalet of Rumeli or Rumelia (Ottoman Turkish: ایالت روم ایلی, Eyālet-i Rūm-ėli), also known as the Beylerbeylik of Rumeli, was a first-level province (beylerbeylik or eyalet) of the Ottoman Empire encompassing most of the Balkans ("Rumelia"). For the most part of its history, it was the largest and most important province of the Empire, containing key cities such as Edirne, Yanina (Ioannina), Sofia, Plovdiv, Manastır/Monastir (Bitola), Üsküp (Skopje), and the major seaport of Selanik/Salonica (Thessaloniki).
Eyalet of Rumelia
|Status||Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire|
|1844||124,630 km2 (48,120 sq mi)|
|Today part of|| Albania|
Bosnia and Herzegovina