Aqmola Oblast (Russian Empire)

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The Aqmola Oblast (Russian Empire) was an oblast (province) of the Russian Empire. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day northern Kazakhstan. It was created out of the territories of the former Kazakh khanate.


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%).

Ethnic groups in 1897[1][edit]

TOTAL 682,608 100%
Kazakhs 427,389 62,6%
Russians 174,292 25,5%
Ukrainians 51,103 7,5%
Tatars 10,819 1,6%