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Kutaisi Governorate

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Kutaisi Governorate

Kutaisi Governorate (English)
Кутаисская губерния (Modern Russian)

Coat of Arms

Established 1846
Abolished 1917
Political status
- Rank
259,418 verst²
Population (1897 census)
- Rank
- Density
- Urban
- Rural
913,657 inhabitants
3.5 inhab. / verst²

First Head
Last Head

The Kutaisi Governorate was a Akhaltsikhe uzeyd before cession to Tiflis Governorate in 1867.


  • Demographics 1
    • Linguistic groups in 1897 1.1
  • Administrative divisions 2
  • References 3


As of 1897, 1,058,241 people populated the oblast. Imeretians and Mingrelians, who were separated in the census based on their dialect and language, respectively.

Linguistic groups in 1897[1]

TOTAL 1,058,241 100%
Georgians 343,929 32.5%
Imeretians (dialect of Standard Georgian) 270,513 25.6%
Mingrelians 238,655 22.6%
Abkhazians 59,469 5.6%
Turks 46,665 4.4%
Armenians 24,043 2.3%

Administrative divisions

Kutaisi Governorate consisted of the following uyezds and okrugs:

  • Kutaisi uyezd
  • Lechkmumi uyezd
  • Zugdidi uyezd
  • Ozurgeti uyezd
  • Racha uyezd
  • Senaki uyezd
  • Shorapani uyezd
  • Sokhumi okrug
  • Batumi okrug (It was formed in 1878 after Treaty of Berlin)
  • Artvini okrug (It was formed in 1878 after Treaty of Berlin)


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