The Vilayet of Mosul (Ottoman Turkish: ولايت موصل, Vilâyet-i Musul) was a vilayet of the Ottoman Empire. It was created from the northern sanjaks of the Vilayet of Baghdad in 1878. At the beginning of the 20th century it reportedly had an area of 29,220 square miles, while the preliminary results of the first Ottoman census of 1885 (published in 1908) gave the population as 300,280.
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