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|• Total||29,740 km2 (11,480 sq mi)|
|• Density||19/km2 (50/sq mi)|
The Dagestan Oblast (Russian: Дагестанская область) was an oblast (province) of the Caucasus Viceroyalty of the Russian Empire. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day southeastern Dagestan. It was created in 1860 out of the territories of the former Caucasian Imamate.
As of 1897, 571,154 people populated the oblast. Caucasian Avars constituted the largest minority of the population at 27.8% (see chart below). Significant minorities consisted of Dargins and Lezgians.
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