Kutaisi Governorate

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Kutaisi Governorate (English)
Кутаисская губерния (Modern Russian)
Kutaysskaya guberniya.jpg
Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms of Kutais Governorate.png
Established 1846
Abolished 1917
Political status
Region
Governorate
Caucasus
Area
Area
- Rank
259,418 verst²
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Population (1897 census)
Population
- Rank
- Density
- Urban
- Rural
913,657 inhabitants
n/a
3.5 inhab. / verst²

Government
First Head
Last Head
n/a
n/a

The Kutaisi Governorate was a governorate (province) of the Russian Empire. It roughly corresponded to most of western Georgia. It was created out of part of the former Georgia-Imeretia Governorate in 1846.

Demographics[edit]

As of 1897, 1,058,241 people populated the oblast. Georgians constituted the majority, 82,1% of the population. This includes Imeretians and Mingrelians, who were separated in the census based on their dialect and language, respectively.

Linguistic groups in 1897[1][edit]

TOTAL 1,058,241 100%
Georgians 343,929 32.5%
Imeretians (dialect of Standard Georgian) 270,513 25.6%
Mingrelians 238,655 22.6%
Abkhazians 59,469 5.6%
Turks 46,665 4.4%
Armenians 24,043 2.3%

Administrative divisions[edit]

Kutaisi Governorate consisted of the following uyezds and okrugs:

  • Kutaisi uyezd
  • Lechkmumi uyezd
  • Zugdidi uyezd
  • Ozurgeti uyezd
  • Racha uyezd
  • Senaki uyezd
  • Shorapani uyezd
  • Sokhumi okrug
  • Batumi okrug (It was formed in 1878 after Treaty of Berlin)
  • Artvini okrug (It was formed in 1878 after Treaty of Berlin)

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