| Zakatali Okrug (English)|
Закатальский округ (Modern Russian)
|Coat of Arms|
| Political status
| 4,033.5 verst²|
|Population (1886 census)|
| 74,449 inhabitants|
18.5 inhab. / verst²
| First Head|
The Zakatali Okrug was an okrug (district) of the Russian Empire. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day Balakan, Zaqatala and Qax regions in Azerbaijan. It was created out of the territories of the former Free Jamaats of Jar-Balakan and had a special status of a military administrative unit.
As of 1897, 84,224 people populated the oblast. Avars constituted the majority of the population. Azerbaijanis were the second largest ethnicity. Significant minorities consisted of Georgians (including the Ingiloy) and Dargins.
After dissolution of Russian Empire, it was firstly part of Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic between 1917 and 1918, laterly Democratic Republic of Georgia between 1918 and 1921 and finally Georgian SSR before passing to Azerbaijan SSR in 1922.
- "Демоскоп Weekly - Приложение. Справочник статистических показателей". Demoscope.ru. Retrieved 2013-10-05.