Dagestan Oblast

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Dagestan Oblast

Дагестанская область
Coat of arms of Dagestan Oblast
Coat of arms
CountryRussia
Political statusOblast
RegionCaucasus
Established1860
Abolished1917
Area
 • Total29,740 km2 (11,480 sq mi)
Population
 (1897)
 • Total571,154
 • Density19/km2 (50/sq mi)

The Dagestan Oblast (Russian: Дагестанская область) was an oblast (province) of the Caucasus Viceroyalty of the Russian Empire. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day southeastern Dagestan. It was created in 1860 out of the territories of the former Caucasian Imamate.

Demographics[edit]

As of 1897, 571,154 people populated the oblast. Caucasian Avars constituted the largest minority of the population at 27.8% (see chart below). Significant minorities consisted of Dargins and Lezgians.

Ethnic groups in 1897[1][edit]

TOTAL 571,154 100%
Caucasian Avars 158,550 27,8%
Dargins 121,375 21,2%
Laks 76,381 13,4%

References[edit]

Coordinates: 42°49′00″N 47°07′00″E / 42.8167°N 47.1167°E / 42.8167; 47.1167