Fergana Oblast

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The Fergana Oblast (Russian: Ферганская область) was an oblast (province) of the Russian Empire. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day Fergana Valley. It was created out of the territories of the former Khanate of Kokand (except oblast s of Syr-Darya Oblast and Semirechye Oblast were part of khanate before Russian conquest between 1853 and 1865). Its administrative center was the city of Kokand.

Administrative division[edit]

As of 1897, the Fergana Oblast was divided into 5 uyezds:

Uyezd Uyezd city (pop.) Area,
sq versta
Population[1]
Margelan Novy Margelan (8,928) 14069.1 321,860
Andizhan Andizhan (47,627) 13333.2 360,267
Kokand Kokand (81,354) 13212.6 364,658
Namangan Namangan (62,017) 15273.4 363,789
Osh Osh (34,157) 65252.7 161,640

Demographics[edit]

As of 1897, 1,572,214 people populated the oblast. Turkic speaking Sarts (Today called Uzbeks) constituted the majority of the population. Significant minorities consisted of Kyrgyz and Tajiks. Total Turkic speaking were 1.439,989 (91,6% of the total population of the oblast).

Ethnic groups in 1897[2][edit]

TOTAL 1,572,214 100%
Sarts 788,989 50,2%
Unspecified Turkic dialects 261,234 16,6%
Kyrgyz 201,579 12,8%
Uzbeks 153,780 9,8%
Tajiks 114,081 7,3%
Uyghurs 14,915 0,9%
Karakalpaks 11,056 0,7%
Russians 8,140 0,5%
Kipchak 7,584 0,5%
Jews 1,378 ...

References[edit]

Coordinates: 40°31′43″N 70°56′33″E / 40.5286°N 70.9425°E / 40.5286; 70.9425