Sanjak of Alexandretta
The Sanjak of Alexandretta (
The 1936 elections in the sanjak returned two MPs favoring the independence of
According to the estimates of the French high commission in 1936, out of a population of 220,000, 46% were Arabs, 39% were Turks, 28% Arabic-speaking Alawites, 11% Armenians, 10% Sunni Arabs, 8% other Christians and 4% were Circassians, Kurds and Jews. Although Turks formed the largest single ethno-religious minority, Arabic speakers including Sunnis, Alawites and Christians were more numerous.
|Population of Hatay State in 1936 according to the French census|