It was created in 1841 from the Kraków Governorate, both with capital in Kelets. 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.
- By the Imperial census of 1897. In bold are languages spoken by more people than the state language.
|Polish||666 772||87.5||323 858||342 914|
|Yiddish||83 017||10.89||40 528||42 489|
|Russian||7 983||1.04||6 506||1 477|
|German||2 428||0.31||1 224||1 204|
|Ukrainian||1 088||0.16||1 015||73|
that didn't name
their native language
|Total||761 995||100||373 700||388 295|
References and notes
- Language Statistics of 1897 (in Russian)
- Languages, number of speakers which in all gubernia were less than 1000