Akmolinsk Oblast (Russian Empire)
The Akmolinsk Oblast (Russian Empire) was an oblast (province) of the Russian Empire. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day northern Kazakhstan and southern part of Omsk Oblast in Russia. It was formerly part of Kazakh khanate. It was created after division of Oblast of Siberia Krygyz to oblasts of Aqmola and Semirechye in 21 October 1868. Its center was Omsk and was consisted from uzeys of Akmolinsk, Atbasar, Kokchetav, Omsk and Petropavlovsk. It was bordered with Tobolsk Governorate from north, Semipalatinsk Oblast from east, Semirechye Oblast from north-east, Syr-Darya Oblast from south, Turgay Oblast from south-west and Orenburg Governorate from north-west.
As of 1897, 682,608 people populated the oblast. Kazakhs constituted the majority of the population. Significant minorities consisted of Russians and Ukrainians. Total Turkic speaking were 438,889 (64,3%).