Semipalatinsk Oblast, Russia

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Coordinates: 50°24′40″N 80°13′39″E / 50.4111°N 80.2275°E / 50.4111; 80.2275

Semipalatinsk in 1913

The Semipalatinsk Oblast (Russian: Семипалатинская область) was an oblast (province) of the Russian Empire and the early Russian SFSR. From 1882 to 1917 it was part of the Governor-Generalship of the Steppes. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day northeastern Kazakhstan. It was created out of the territories of the former Kazakh Khanate.

Demographics[edit]

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 614,999(89,8%).

Ethnic groups in 1897[edit]

TOTAL 684,590 100%
Kazakhs 604,564 88,3%
Russians 65,062 9,5%
Tatars 9,940 1,5%

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