Darginsky Okrug

The Darginsky Okrug[a] was a district (okrug) of the Dagestan Oblast of the Caucasus Viceroyalty of the Russian Empire. The area of the Darginsky Okrug is included in contemporary Dagestan of the Russian Federation. The Darginsky Okrug's administrative center was Levashi.[1]

Darginsky Okrug
Даргинскій округъ
Location in the Dagestan Oblast
Location in the Dagestan Oblast
CountryRussian Empire
ViceroyaltyCaucasus
OblastDagestan
Established1854
Abolished1928
CapitalLevashi
Area
 • Total1,735.83 km2 (670.21 sq mi)
Population
 (1916)
 • Total85,131
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
 • Rural
100.00%

Administrative divisionsEdit

The subcounties (uchastoks) of the Darginsky Okrug were as follows:[2]

Uchastok Russian name 1912 population Area
Akushinsky Акушиинскій участокъ 30,280 517.05 square versts (588.44 km2; 227.20 sq mi)
Mekeginsky Мекегинскій участокъ 22,235 403.49 square versts (459.20 km2; 177.30 sq mi)
Syurginsky Сюргинскій участокъ 17,175 291.51 square versts (331.76 km2; 128.09 sq mi)
Tsudakharsky Цудахарскій участокъ 11,060 313.54 square versts (356.83 km2; 137.77 sq mi)

DemographicsEdit

Russian Empire census (1897)Edit

According to the Russian Empire census of 1897, the Darginsky Okrug had a population of 80,943, including 38,403 men and 42,540 women. The majority of the population indicated Dargin to be their mother tongue.[3]

Linguistic composition of the Darginsky Okrug in 1897[3]
Language Native speakers %
Dargin 73,899 91.30
Kazi-Kumukh 3,739 4.62
Avar-Andean 3,131 3.87
Russian 57 0.07
Polish 29 0.04
Georgian 20 0.02
Jewish 19 0.02
Ukrainian 15 0.02
Kyurin 9 0.01
Tatar[b] 8 0.01
Lithuanian 2 0.00
Armenian 1 0.00
German 1 0.00
Other 13 0.02
TOTAL 80,943 100.00

Caucasian Calendar (1917)Edit

According to the 1917 publication of the Caucasian Calendar, the Darginsky Okrug had 85,131 residents in 1916, including 42,156 men and 42,975 women, 85,020 of whom were the permanent population, and 111 were temporary residents:[4]

Nationality Number %
North Caucasians 85,108 99.97
Russians[c] 23 0.03
TOTAL 85,131 100.00

NotesEdit

  1. ^
  2. ^ Later known as Azerbaijani.
  3. ^ The Caucasian Calendar did not distinguish between Russians, Ukrainians, and Belarusians.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tsutsiev, Arthur (2014). Atlas of the Ethno-Political History of the Caucasus. Translated by Nora Seligman Favorov. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300153088.
  2. ^ Кавказский календарь на 1913 год [Caucasian calendar for 1913] (in Russian) (68th ed.). Tiflis: Tipografiya kantselyarii Ye.I.V. na Kavkaze, kazenny dom. 1913. pp. 144–151. Archived from the original on 19 April 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Демоскоп Weekly - Приложение. Справочник статистических показателей". www.demoscope.ru. Retrieved 2022-07-07.
  4. ^ Кавказский календарь на 1917 год [Caucasian calendar for 1917] (in Russian) (72nd ed.). Tiflis: Tipografiya kantselyarii Ye.I.V. na Kavkaze, kazenny dom. 1917. pp. 186–193. Archived from the original on 4 November 2021.

Coordinates: 42°25′53″N 47°19′25″E / 42.43139°N 47.32361°E / 42.43139; 47.32361