Augustów Governorate

Augustów Governorate (Polish: Gubernia augustowska, Lithuanian: Augustavo gubernija, Russian: Августовская губерния) was an administrative unit (governorate) of Congress Poland.

Augustów Governorate
Gubernia augustowska
Governorate of the Kingdom of Poland
(Congress Poland)
1837–1867
Coat of arms of Augustów
Coat of arms
CapitalSuwałki
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
History 
• Established
1837
• Disestablished
1867
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Augustów Voivodeship
Łomża Governorate
Suwałki Governorate

It was created in 1837 from the Augustów Voivodship, and had the same borders and capital (Suwałki) as the voivodship. 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 recreated Łomża Governorate.

Administrative divisionsEdit

It was divided into 7 powiats:

  • Biebrzańsk County (seat in Szczuczyn)
  • Dąbrowski County (seat in Lipsk, later in Augustów)
  • Kalvarija County
  • Łomża County
  • Marijampolė County
  • Tykociń County
  • Wigierski-Sejny County (seat in Sejny)

After 1918, the southern one-third of the governorate was included in Poland, the rest falling to Lithuania.

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