Zakatali Okrug

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Zakatali Okrug (English)
Закатальский округ (Modern Russian)
Gubernias del Caucaso - Okrug de Zakatali - Imperio Ruso.png
Coat of Arms
Zaqatala coat of Arms.jpg
Established 1859
Abolished
Political status
Region
Okrug
Caucasus
Area
Area
- Rank
4,033.5 verst²
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Population (1886 census)
Population
- Rank
- Density
- Urban
- Rural
74,449 inhabitants
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18.5 inhab. / verst²

Government
First Head
Last Head
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The Zakatali okrug was an okrug (district) of the Russian Empire. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day Zaqatala region in Azerbaijan. It was created out of the territories of the former Caucasian Peoples and was part of Tiflis Governorate.

Demographics[edit]

As of 1897, 84,224 people populated the oblast. Avars (called Avar Andi) constituted the majority of the population. Azerbaijanis (called Tatars) were the second largest ethnicity. Significant minorities consisted of Georgians and Dargins.

Ethnic groups in 1897[1][edit]

Map
TOTAL 84,224 100%
Avar people (Caucasus) 31,670 37,6%
Azerbaijanis 28,950 34,4%
Georgians 12,389 14,7%

After dissolution of Russian Empire, it was firstly part of Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic between 1917 and 1918, laterly Democratic Republic of Georgia between 1918 and 1921 and finally Georgian SSR before passing to Azerbaijan SSR in 1922.

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