The Fergana Oblast (Russian: Ферганская область) was an oblast (province) of the Russian Empire. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day Fergana Valley. It was created out of the territories of the former Khanate of Kokand (except for the oblasts of Syr-Darya Oblast and Semirechye Oblast, which were part of the khanate before Russian conquest between 1853 and 1865). Its administrative center was the city of Kokand.
As of 1897, the Fergana Oblast was divided into 5 uyezds:
|Uyezd||Uyezd city (pop.)||Area,
|Margelan||Novy Margelan (8,928)||14069.1||321,860|
As of 1897, 1,572,214 people populated the oblast. Turkic speaking Sarts (Today called Uzbeks) constituted the majority of the population. Significant minorities consisted of Kyrgyz and Tajiks. Total Turkic speaking were 1.439,989 (91,6% of the total population of the oblast).
Ethnic groups in 1897
|Unspecified Turkic dialects||261,234||16,6%|
- demoscope.ru 1897 census results.
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