|• Total||295,233 km2 (113,990 sq mi)|
|• Density||3.1/km2 (8.0/sq mi)|
The Kutais Governorate (Russian: Кутаисская губерния; Georgian: ქუთაისის გუბერნია) was one of the guberniyas of the Caucasus Viceroyalty of the Russian Empire. It roughly corresponded to most of western Georgia and most of Artvin Province (except Hopa and Yusufeli districts) of Turkey between 1878 and 1917. It was created out of part of the former Georgia-Imeretia Governorate in 1846. It also included Akhaltsikhe uyezd before its cession to the Tiflis Governorate in 1867.
As of 1897, according to the Russian Empire Census 1,058,241 people lived in the oblast. Georgians constituted the majority, 82.1% of the population. This includes Imeretians and Mingrelians, who were separated in the census based on their dialect and language.
Linguistic groups in 1897
|Imeretians (dialect of Standard Georgian)||270,513||25.6%|
- Kutais Uyezd
- Lechkmum Uyezd
- Zugdidi Uyezd
- Ozurget Uyezd
- Racha Uyezd
- Senak Uyezd
- Shorapan Uyezd
- Sukhum Okrug
- Batum Okrug (formed in 1878 after the Treaty of Berlin)
- Artvin Okrug (formed in 1878 after the Treaty of Berlin)