|Oblast of Russian Empire|
|•||Treaty of San Stefano||1878|
|•||Proclamation of PNGSC||1918|
|Today part of||Batumi|
|Batumi Oblast (English)
Батумская область (Modern Russian)
|Coat of Arms|
|Established||20 September 1878; 17 March 1903|
|Abolished||12 June 1883; 1917|
|Population (1897 census)|
2.3 inhab. / verst²
The Batumi Oblast was an oblast (province) of the Russian Empire, with the maritime city of Batumi as its center. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day southwestern Georgia. It was created out of the territories of the former Ottoman Sanjak of Batumi.
As of 1897, 88,444 people populated the oblast. The Adjarians, then-mostly Muslim Georgian group, constituted the majority of the population. Significant minorities consisted of Russians, Armenians, Caucasus Greeks, and Turks.
Ethnic groups in 1897
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