|Oblast of Russia|
|Today part of|| Uzbekistan
The Samarkand Oblast (Russian: Самаркандская область) was an oblast (province) of the Russian Empire between 1868 and 1924. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day central Uzbekistan and northwestern Tajikistan. It was created out of the northeastern part of Emirate of Bukhara. It consisted of the uyezds of Samarkand (incl. cities Samarkand and Pendzhikent), Dzhizak (incl. city Dzhizak), Katta-Kurgan (incl. city Katta-Kurgan) and Khodzhent (incl. cities Khodzhent and Uratyube).
- William Henry Beable (1919), "Governments or Provinces of the Former Russian Empire: Samarkand", Russian Gazetteer and Guide, London: Russian Outlook – via Open Library