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Darugha (Bashkir: даруга, Tatar Cyrillic: даруга, Latin: daruğa) was a territorial subdivision in the Mongol Empire. A darugha was ruled by darughachi.

Later the term was used for the province, particularly in Kazan and the Siberian Khanates in the 15th-16th centuries; and finally in the Turkic-populated parts of the Russian Empire in 16th-18th centuries.[1]

In 1762, the Bashkir people controlled the Kazan Darugha, the Nogai Darugha, the Osin Darugha, and the Siberian Darugha.[2]

In the Mughal Empire of South Asia and Persia, darugha was the title of the district police officer. This title was kept until the 20th century during the British Raj.


  1. ^ (Tatar) "Даруга". Tatar Encyclopaedia. Kazan: The Republic of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. Institution of the Tatar Encyclopaedia. 2002. 
  2. ^ Rychkov Petr Ivanovich: "Topography of Orenburg" Russia St. Petersburg, 1762 page 93