|Dagestan Oblast (English)
Дагестанская область (Modern Russian)
|Coat of Arms|
|Population (1897 census)|
21.9 inhab. / verst²
The Dagestan Oblast (Russian: Дагестанская область) was an oblast (province) of the Russian Empire. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day southeastern Dagestan. It was created out of the territories of the former Caucasian Imamate.
As of 1897, 571,154 people populated the oblast. Caucasian Avars constituted the largest minority of the population at 27.8% (see chart below). Significant minorities consisted of Dargins and Lezgians.
Ethnic groups in 1897
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