Dagestan Oblast

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Dagestan Oblast (English)
Дагестанская область (Modern Russian)
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Coat of Arms
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Established 1860
Abolished 1917
Political status
Region
Oblast
Caucasus
Area
Area
- Rank
26,132.4 verst²
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Population (1897 census)
Population
- Rank
- Density
- Urban
- Rural
571,154 inhabitants
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21.9 inhab. / verst²
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Government
First Head
Last Head
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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.

Demographics

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[1]

TOTAL 571,154 100%
Caucasian Avars 158,550 27,8%
Dargins 121,375 21,2%
Laks 76,381 13,4%

References

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