Łomża Governorate

Łomża Governorate (Russian: Ломжская губерния; Polish: Gubernia łomżyńska) was an administrative unit (guberniya) of Congress Poland with seat in Łomża.

Łomża Governorate
Ломжская Губерния
Gubernia łomżyńska
Governorate of Russian Empire
1867–1914
Coat of arms of Łomża
Coat of arms
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Łomża Governorate (in light pink)
CapitalŁomża
Area
 • Coordinates53°10′N 22°5′E / 53.167°N 22.083°E / 53.167; 22.083Coordinates: 53°10′N 22°5′E / 53.167°N 22.083°E / 53.167; 22.083
History 
• Established
1867
• Disestablished
1914
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Augustów Governorate
Płock Governorate
Bialystok-Grodno District

HistoryEdit

In 1867 territories of the Augustów Governorate and the Płock Governorate were divided into a smaller Płock Governorate, Suwałki Governorate (consisting mostly of the Augustów Governorate territories) and a recreated Łomża Governorate.

In 1893, a small amount of territory was transferred from the Łomża Governorate to the Warsaw Governorate.

GovernorsEdit

  • 1893–95 Reinhold Roman von Essen (1836–95)

Administrative divisionsEdit

It was divided into seven counties:

County County Seat Major Towns
Kolneński County   Kolno JedwabnoStawiski
Łomża County   Łomża NowogródŚniadowoWiznaZambrów
Maków County   Maków KrasnosielcRóżan
Wysokie Mazowieckie County   Mazowieck CiechanowiecSokołyTykocin
Ostrołęka County   Ostrołęka Myszyniec
Ostrów County   Ostrów AndrzejewoBrokCzyżewNur
Szczuczyn County   Szczuczyn GrajewoRadziłówRajgródWąsosz

LanguageEdit

  • By the Imperial census of 1897.[1] In bold are languages spoken by more people than the state language.

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ Language Statistics of 1897 (in Russian)
  2. ^ Languages, number of speakers which in all gubernia were less than 1000

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