Ural Oblast (Russian Empire)

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

Demographics[edit]

As of 1897, 684,590 people populated the oblast. Kazakhs constituted the majority of the population. Significant minorities consisted of Russians and Tatars. Total Turkic speaking were 478,695 (74,2%).

Ethnic groups in 1897[1][edit]

TOTAL 645,121 100%
Kazakhs 460,173 71,3%
Russians 160,894 24,9%
Tatars 17,809 2,8%

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