Dagestan Oblast

The Dagestan Oblast (Russian: Дагестанская область) was an oblast (province) of the Caucasus Viceroyalty of the Russian Empire. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day southeastern Dagestan. It was created in 1860 out of the territories of the former Caucasian Imamate.

Dagestan Oblast

Дагестанская область
Coat of arms of Dagestan Oblast
Coat of arms
CountryRussia
Political statusOblast
RegionCaucasus
Established1860
Abolished1917
Area
 • Total29,740 km2 (11,480 sq mi)
Population
 (1897)
 • Total571,154
 • Density19/km2 (50/sq mi)

DemographicsEdit

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]Edit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Демоскоп Weekly - Приложение. Справочник статистических показателей". www.demoscope.ru.

Coordinates: 42°49′00″N 47°07′00″E / 42.8167°N 47.1167°E / 42.8167; 47.1167