Batumi Oblast

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Карсская область
Karsskaya Oblast
Oblast of Russian Empire

1878–1918
History
 -  Treaty of San Stefano 1878
 -  Proclamation of PNGSC 1918
Today part of Batumi
Batumi Oblast (English)
Батумская область (Modern Russian)
Gubernias del Caucaso - Oblast de Batumi - Imperio Ruso.png
Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms of Batum Province.png
Established 20 September 1878; 17 March 1903
Abolished 12 June 1883; 1917
Political status
Region
Oblast
Caucasus
Area
Area
- Rank
61,092 verst²
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Population (1897 census)
Population
- Rank
- Density
- Urban
- Rural
142,032 inhabitants
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2.3 inhab. / verst²

Government
First Head
Last Head
n/a
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The Batumi Oblast was an oblast (province) of the Russian Empire, with the maritime city of Batumi as its center. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day southwestern Georgia. It was created out of the territories of the former Ottoman Sanjak of Batumi.

Demographics[edit]

As of 1897, 88,444 people populated the oblast. The Adjarians, then-mostly Muslim Georgian group, constituted the majority of the population. Significant minorities consisted of Russians, Armenians, Caucasus Greeks, and Turks.

Ethnic groups in 1897[1][edit]

TOTAL 88,444 100%
Adjarians 56,498 63,4%
Russians 7,217 8,2%
Armenians 7,120 8,1%
Turks 3,199 3,6%

References[edit]

Coordinates: 41°38′45″N 41°38′30″E / 41.6458°N 41.6417°E / 41.6458; 41.6417