Lublin Governorate

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

History

It 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.

Language

  • By the Imperial census of 1897.[1] In bold are languages spoken by more people than the state language.
Language Number percentage (%) males females
Polish 729 529 62.85 360 700 368 829
Ukrainian 196 476 16.92 99 665 96 811
Yiddish 155 398 13.38 74 985 80 413
Russian 47 912 4.12 36 888 11 024
German 25 972 2.23 12 901 13 071
Estonian 2 197 0.18 2 197 0
Other[2] 3 052 0.26 2 526 526
Persons
that didn't name
their native language
126 >0.01 99 27
Total 1 160 662 100 589 961 570 701

References and notes

  1. Language Statistics of 1897 (in Russian)
  2. Languages, number of speakers which in all gubernia were less than 1000

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