Kielce Governorate

Kielce Governorate (Russian: Келецкая губерния (pre-1917 orthography: Кѣлецкая губернія); Polish: Gubernia kielecka) was an administrative unit (governorate) of the Congress Poland.

Coat of arms, 1880 illustration

HistoryEdit

It was created in 1841 from the Kraków Governorate, both with capital in Kelets (Кѣльцы). It was merged into Radom Governorate during the 1844 reorganisation that reduced the number of governorates to just five. In 1866/67 it was recreated in the further reforms that brought the administrative structure of Poland closer to that of the Russian Empire.

It consisted of 7 powiats: Jędrzejów, Kielce, Miechów, Olkusz, Pińczów, Stopnica and Włoszczowa.

LanguageEdit

 
Келецкая губерния
  • 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

See alsoEdit

Coordinates: 50°52′21″N 20°37′55″E / 50.872500°N 20.631944°E / 50.872500; 20.631944