Minsk Governorate

The Minsk Governorate (Russian: Минская губерния) or Government of Minsk was a governorate (guberniya) of the Russian Empire. The seat was in Minsk. It was created in 1793 from the land acquired in the partitions of Poland and lasted until 1921.

Minsk Governorate
Минская губерния (Russian)
Governorate of the Russian Empire
1793–1921
Coat of arms of Minsk Governorate
Coat of arms
Map of Minsk Governorate.svg
CapitalMinsk
History
History 
1793
• Disestablished
1921
Preceded by
Herbarz Kaspra Niesieckiego Минское.svg Minsk Voivodeship
Today part ofBelarus

Administrative structureEdit

 
Uyezds of Minsk Governorate in 1913

Vileysky and Disnensky Uyezds passed to the Vilna Governorate in 1843. In 1919, Baranovichsky Uyezd was created from Novogorodoksky Uyezd and Nesvizhsky Uyezd was created from Slutsky Uyezd. In 1920, Novogrudoksky, Pinsky, Baranovichsky, and Nesvizhsky Uyezds were controlled by Poland.

DemographicsEdit

County Belarusians Jews Russians Poles Ukrainians
(total) 76,0 % 16,0 % 3,9 % 3,0 %
Bobruysky Uyezd 67,4 % 19,4 % 10,0 % 2,0 %
Borisovsky Uyezd 80,9 % 11,2 % 3,1 % 4,1 %
Igumensky Uyezd 82,6 % 12,3 % 1,8 % 2,9 %
Minsky Uyezd 59,2 % 23,1 % 9,5 % 7,1 %
Mozyrsky Uyezd 79,5 % 16,3 % 1,5 % 2,1 %
Novogrudsky Uyezd 83,7 % 12,3 % 1,6 % 1,7 %
Pinsky Uyezd 74,3 % 19,5 % 2,6 % 2,6 %
Rechitsky Uyezd 82,5 % 12,8 % 1,4 % 1,1 % 1,7 %
Slutsky Uyezd 78,5 % 15,7 % 1,8 % 2,8 %

Further readingEdit

  • William Henry Beable (1919), "Governments or Provinces of the Former Russian Empire: Minsk", Russian Gazetteer and Guide, London: Russian Outlook – via Open Library

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 53°54′08″N 27°33′42″E / 53.9022°N 27.5618°E / 53.9022; 27.5618