Piotrków Governorate

Piotrków Governorate (Russian: Петроковская губерния; Polish: Gubernia piotrkowska) was an administrative unit (governorate) of the Congress Poland. Its capital was in Piotrków Trybunalski.

History

It was created in 1867, split off from parts of Radom and Warsaw Governorates. It consisted of uzeyds of Będzin, Częstochowa, Radomsko and Łódź.

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 1 011 928 72.07 497 412 514 516
Yiddish 213 562 15.21 104 914 108 648
German 148 765 10.59 72 445 76 320
Russian 19 232 1.36 14 938 4 294
Czech 4 987 0.35 2 563 2 424
Ukrainian 2 723 0.19 2 622 101
Other[2] 2 614 0.18 2 153 461
Persons
that didn't name
their native language
90 >0.01 49 41
Total 1 403 901 100 697 096 706 805

References and notes

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

Further reading

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

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