Vyatka Governorate (Russian: Вятская губерния, Udmurt: Ватка губерний, Meadow Mari: Виче губерний, Tatar: Вәтке губернасы) was a governorate of the Russian Empire and Russian SFSR, with its capital in city Vyatka (now known as Kirov), from 1796 to 1929. In the governorate’s area were situated most parts of modern Kirov Oblast and Udmurt Republic.
|Governorate of Russian Empire (1796–1917), Russian Republic, and RSFSR (1917–1929)|
Location within the Russian Empire
|169,629 km2 (65,494 sq mi)|
|Political subdivisions||uezds: 11|
It was formed on territory of the historical lands of Vyatka (Latin: Veticiae).
Vyatka Governorate was bordered with Vologda Governorate (to the north), Perm Governorate (to the east), Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan governorates (to the south), and Kostroma Governorate (to the west). Its area was approximately 169,629 km2 (65,494 sq mi).
The governorate was divided into 11 uyezds:
According to the 1897 census, the population of the Vyatka Governorate was 3,030,831. Russian people composed 77.4% of the population; Udmurt people – 12.5%; Mari people – 4.8%, and Tatar people – 4.1%. According to 1958 data, the population was 2,123,904; according 1910 data it was 3,747,000.
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