- a division of the former Turkish Empire, in the Balkan Peninsula: included Albania, Macedonia, and Thrace.
- Eastern, a former autonomous province within this division: later became S Bulgaria.
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The walnut and chestnut are mainly confined to eastern Rumelia.
No forests exist on the island; all wood is brought from the coast of Rumelia or from Thasos.
But at any rate the union with Eastern Rumelia was accomplished and remained a fact.
The drafting of a constitution for Eastern Rumelia was assigned to a European commission.
The Padishah assures thee through me of his grace and favour, and of his own good pleasure appoints thee Beglerbeg of Rumelia.Halil the Pedlar
- history the possessions of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkan peninsula: including Macedonia, Albania, Thrace, and an autonomous province (Eastern Rumelia) ceded in 1885 to Bulgaria