Podolia Governorate

Podolia Governorate

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The Podolia Governorate or Government of Podolia, set up after the Second Partition of Poland, comprised a governorate (guberniya) of the Russian Empire from 1793 to 1917, of the Ukrainian People's Republic from 1917 to 1921, and of the Ukrainian SSR from 1921 to 1925.

Location

The Podolian Governorate occupied the southwestern frontier of the former Russian empire, bordering Austria-Hungary, and had an area of about 42,000 kmĀ². The administrative centre was Kamenets-Podolskiy until 1914 when it moved to Vinnytsia.

Podolia Governorate was one of the three governorates of the Southwestern Krai administration. In 1917 it was recognized to be governed by the General Secretariat of Ukraine as the representative of the Russian Provisional Government.

Administrative division

Until 1918 the governorate consisted of 12 uyezds:

  1. Balta uyezd
  2. Bratslav uyezd
  3. Vinnitsia uyezd
  4. Gaysin uyezd
  5. Kamenets uyezd
  6. Letichev uyezd
  7. Litin uyezd
  8. Mogilev uyezd
  9. Olgopol uyezd
  10. Proskurov uyezd
  11. Ushytsa uyezd
  12. Yampol uyezd


In 1918 four more Bessarabian uyezds were added:

  1. Khotin uyezd
  2. Soroka uyezd
  3. Orgiyev uyezd
  4. Beltsy uyezd


Principal cities

Russian Census of 1897:

  • Kamenets/Podolsky - 35 934 (Jewish - 16 112, Ukrainian - 9 755, Russian - 7 420)
  • Vinnitsa - 30 563 (Jewish - 11 456, Ukrainian - 10 862, Russian - 5 206)
  • Balta - 23 363 (Jewish - 13 164, Russian - 5 385, Ukrainian - 4 124)
  • Proskurov - 22 855 (Jewish - 11 369, Ukrainian - 4 425, Russian - 3 483)
  • Mogilev/Dnestr - 22 315 (Jewish......
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