Ural Oblast (Russian Empire)

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The Ural Oblast (Russian Empire) was an oblast (province) of the Russian Empire. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day western Kazakhstan. It was created out of the territories of the former Kazakh khanate.


As of 1897, 684,590 people populated the oblast. Kazakhs constituted the majority of the population. Significant minorities consisted of Russians and Tatars. Total Turkic speaking were 478,695 (74,2%).

Ethnic groups in 1897[edit]

TOTAL 645,121 100%
Kazakhs 460,173 71,3%
Russians 160,894 24,9%
Tatars 17,809 2,8%



  1. ^ "The first general census of the population of the Russian Empire in 1897. The distribution of the population by native language and counties of the Russian Empire except the provinces of European Russia". Demoscope.ru. Retrieved 12 January 2019.

Coordinates: 51°14′00″N 51°22′00″E / 51.2333°N 51.3667°E / 51.2333; 51.3667