As of 1897, 1,058,241 people lived in 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.
¹ Italics indicates renamed or abolished governorates, oblasts, etc on 1 January 1914.
² An asterisk (*) indicates governorates formed or created with renaming after 1 January 1914.
³ Ostsee or Baltic general-governorship was abolished in 1876.