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Minsk Governorate

The Minsk Governorate (Russian: Минская губерния) or Government of Minsk was a governorate (guberniya) of the Russian Empire. The seat was in Minsk. It was created in 1793 from the land acquired in the partitions of Poland, and lasted until 1921.

Administrative structure

  • Bobruysky uezd (county)
  • Borisov uezd (county)
  • Igumensky uezd (county)
  • Minsky uezd (county)
  • Mozyr uezd (county)
  • Novogrudsky uezd (county) (It was part of Grodno Governorate before 1843)
  • Pinsky uezd (county)
  • Rechitsky uezd (county)
  • Slutsky uezd (county)
  • Vileysky uezd (county), in 1795 (after the territory became part of Minsky uezd (county) and Vileysky uezd (county) of Vilenskaya province)
  • David-Gorodoksky uezd (county), in 1795 (after the territory became part of Pinsk and Mozyr uezds (counties) )
  • Dokshitsky uezd (county), in 1795 (after the territory became part of Borisov uezd (county) and Vileysky uezd (county) of Vilenskaya province)
  • Nesvizhsky uezd (county), in 1795 (after the territory became part of Slutsky and Minsky uezds (counties) )
  • Postavsky county, in 1795 (after the territory became part of Disnensky and Vileysky uezds (counties) of Vilenskaya province)
  • Disnensky uezd (county), in 1795 (later in Vilenskaya province)

Vileyka and Disna uyezds passed to Vilna Governorate in 1843. In 1919, Baranovichi uyezd was created from Novogorodok one and Nesvizh uyezd was created from Slutsk one. In 1920 Novogrudok, Pinsk, Baranovichi and Nesvizh uyezds were left to Poland.

Further reading

External links

  • Minsk Gubernia

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