Governor-Generalship of the Steppes

Governor-Generalship of the Steppes, or General Government of the Steppes (Степное генерал-губернаторство in Russian), was a portion of Imperial Russian Central Asia which included both much of modern Eastern and Central Kazakhstan (formerly known as the Kirghiz Steppe) and the region around Omsk, which was formerly part of western Siberia.

Governor Generalship of the Steppes
Governor-Generalship of the Russian Empire
1882–1918
Flag of Steppes
CapitalOmsk
History 
• Established
1882
• Disestablished
1918
Preceded by
Succeeded by
West-Siberian Governorate-General
Alash Autonomy
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

It consisted of four or five provinces: Akmolinsk, Semipalatinsk, Turgai, Uralsk and from 1882 to 1899 Semirechensk, having a total area of 2,240,000 square kilometres (860,000 sq mi) and a total population of 3,454,000 (both including Semirechensk) in 1897. Omsk was the capital.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Steppes, General-Governorship of". Encyclopædia Britannica. 25 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 890.