Lublin Governorate

Lublin Governorate (Russian: Люблинская губерния, Polish: Gubernia lubelska) was an administrative unit (governorate) of Congress Poland.

Lublin Governorate
Люблинская губерния
Gubernia lubelska
Governorate of Russian Empire
1837–1915
Lublin in Russian Empire (1914).svg
Location within the Russian Empire
CapitalLyublin
Area 
• 
16,831.3 km2 (6,498.6 sq mi)
Population 
• 1897[1]
1,160,662
History
History 
• Established
1837
• Disestablished
1915
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Lublin Voivodeship
1912:
Kholm Governorate
1915:
Government General of Warsaw
Coat of Arms of Lublin gubernia (Russian empire)

HistoryEdit

The Lublin Governorate was created in 1837 from the Lublin Voivodeship, and had the same borders and capital (Lublin) as the voivodeship.

Its lower levels of administration were also mostly unchanged, although renamed from obwóds to powiats. There were ten of those units named after their capital cities: biłgorajski, chełmski, hrubieszowski, janowski, krasnystawski, lubartowski, lubelski, puławski (from 1842: nowoaleksandryjski), tomaszowski and zamojski.

Reform of 1844 merged the governorate with Podlasie Governorate, until the 1867 reform which reversed those changes (although Podlasie Governorate was renamed to Siedlce Governorate). In 1912 some of the territories of the governorate were split off into the newly created Kholm Governorate.

LanguageEdit

  • By the Imperial census of 1897.[2] In bold are languages spoken by more people than the state language.

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ "Первая всеобщая перепись населения Российской Империи 1897 г." [The first general census of the population of the Russian Empire in 1897]. Demoscope Weekly (in Russian).
  2. ^ Language Statistics of 1897 (in Russian)
  3. ^ Languages, number of speakers which in all gubernia were less than 1000

Coordinates: 51°14′00″N 22°34′00″E / 51.233333°N 22.566667°E / 51.233333; 22.566667