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Devlet-i Âliye-i Osmâniyye
دولتِ عَليه عُثمانيه
Ottoman Coat of Arms
Late Ottoman Flag Ottoman Coat of Arms
(Ottoman Turkish) دولت ابد مدت
("The Eternal State")
Map of the Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power (1683)
Official language Ottoman Turkish
Capital Söğüt (1299-1326),
Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem
Sovereigns Padishah of the Osmanlı Dynasty
Population ca 40 million
Area 6.3m km² (1902);
maximum extent 19.9m km²(1595 estimate)
Dissolution October 29, 1923
Currency Akçe, Kuruş, Lira
Part of the History of Turkey series
The Ottoman Empire (Ottoman Turkish: دولت عليه عثمانيه Devlet-i Âliye-i Osmâniyye; literally, "The Sublime Ottoman State"), also sometimes known in the West as the Turkish Empire, existed from 1299 to 1923. At the height of its power in the 16th and 17th centuries, its territory included Anatolia, the Middle East, parts of North Africa, and much of south-eastern Europe to the Caucasus. It comprised an area of about 5.6 million km² (though if adjoining territories where the empire's suzerainty was recognised, dominated mainly by nomadic tribes, are included it controlled a much larger area). The empire interacted with both Eastern and Western cultures throughout its 624-year history.
In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Ottoman Empire was among the world's most powerful political entities, with the powers of eastern Europe constantly threatened by... [continues]
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