Terek Oblast

The Terek Oblast was an oblast (province) of the Caucasus Viceroyalty of the Russian Empire. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day northeastern Caucasus. It was created out of the former territories of the North Caucasian Peoples.

Terek Oblast
Терская область
Coat of arms of Terek Oblast
CountryRussia
Political statusOblast
RegionCaucasus
Established1860
Abolished1920
Government
Area
 • Total69,271 km2 (26,746 sq mi)
Population
 (1897)
 • Total933,936
 • Density13/km2 (35/sq mi)

Administrative divisionEdit

Since 1862, Terek Oblast consisted of 8 okrugs (districts):

DemographicsEdit

As of 1897, 933,936 people populated the oblast. Russians constituted a plurality of the population. Significant minorities consisted of Chechens, Ossetians, Kabardians, Ingush, Nogais, Kumyks and Tatars.

Ethnic groups in 1897[1]Edit

Russians 271,185 29%
Chechens 223,347 23.9%
Ossetians 96,621 10.3%
Kabardians 84,093 9%
Ingush 47,184 5.1%
Nogais 36,577 3.9%
Kumyks 31,826 3.4%
Tatars 27,370 2.9%
Armenians 11,803 1.3%
TOTAL 933,936 100%

ReferencesEdit

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

Coordinates: 43°01′00″N 44°39′00″E / 43.0167°N 44.6500°E / 43.0167; 44.6500