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First posted on February 15th 2008, last revised on July 23rd 2010







History and Administrative Division . 1797-1802 Little Russia Gubernia. In 1802 established as Chernigov Oblast. Chernigov Gubernia bordered on Mogilev and Smolensk Gubernia in the north, on Oryol Gubernia in the east, on Kursk and Poltava Gubernia in the south, on Kiev and Minsk Gubernia in the west.
It was divided in 15 districts (Uyezds) : Borzna, Chernigov, Glukhov, Gorodnya, Konotop, Kozelets, Krolevets, Mglin, Novgorod-Syeversk, Novozybkov, Nyezhin, Oster, Sosnitsa, Starodub and Surazh.
The Zemstvo Laws passed in 1864 granted regional self-government on Gubernia and Uyezd level; the regional administrative bodies are refererred to as Zemstvos. In Chernogov Gubernia, the Zemstvo constitution was introduced in 1865 (IEU). The Zemstvos were abolished in the course of the October Revolution.
In 1918-1919 Chernigov Gubernia, except of the two northernmost Uyezds, was allocated to Ukraine, Mglin and Surazh Uyezds to the RSFSR (to newly created Bryansk Gubernia).

Population . The population was 1,996,250 in 1883, 2,316,818 in 1897, and 2,746,300 in 1906. By ethnicity c. 85 % were Ukrainians, the remainder largely Russians; by religion the majority Russian Orthodox, with a considerable number of Old Believers and Jews.

Economy . In 1885, 54 % of the area was farmland, 20 % forest, 16.7 % pastorage. Hemp, beets, flax, grain, potatos, melons and tobacco were the main agricultural products. In 1884 there were 587 factories with a combined workforce of 14,439 industrial workers. Leading industries were beet sugar production, distillery, textile industry, match production, oil mills, brick production, leather processing, sawmills (Meyer).









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Country Profiles Current Article Chernigov Governorate, from Wikipedia
Article Chernihiv Gubernia, from Encyclopedia of Ukraine
Article Chernigovskaya Gubernia, from Wikipedia Russian edition
Historical Articles : Governments : Chernigov, from EB 1911
Articles : Tschernigow, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
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on History
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Historical Dictionary Encyclopedia of Ukraine
Timelines
Accounts of History
Economy & Finances List of Match Factories in the Russian Empire : Chernigov Gubernia, from The Virtual Matchbox Label Museum, in Russian
Russia, from Official catalogue of the industrial department, London Exhibition 1862, GB ; search for Chernigov
Ethnography Languages of Ukraine, from Ethnologue
Religion Jewish History of Ukraine, by Daniel Romanowski
Article Ukrainian Orthodox Church, from Wikipedia
History, from Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
History of Regions Article Pale of Settlement, from Wikipedia; Pale of Settlement, from Jewish Virtual Library
Local History Articles Chernihiv : History, Borzna, Hlukhiv : History, Horodnia, Konotop, Krolevets, Nizhyn : History, Novhorod Siverskyi, Uman : History, Vasylkiv, from Wikipedia
Articles Borszna, Hlukhiv, Horodnia, Kozelets, Konotip, Krolevets, Nizhen, Novhorod Siverskyi, Oster, Sosnytsia, Mglin, Novozybkov, Starodub, from Encyclopedia of Ukraine
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Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Ukraine, from Population Statistics at Univ. Utrecht
Documents Archive Collections Russia - Belarus - Ukraine - Uzbekistan Documents, at Central Archive for the History of the Jewish People, Jerusalem
Historical Maps Government Chernigov etc. 1882, from FEEFHS (Blackie & Sons 1882)
Chernigov Gubernia (undated), posted by Wikimedia, in Russian
Chernigov Gubernia maps, posted by Rootsweb
Map : Royaume du Pologne, (shows Chernigov Gubernia; Heck, Atlas Geographique et Historique 1835), posted by M. Witkam
Maps : Chernigov, (Atlas Marksa, 2nd edition 1910), posted by M. Witkam
Maps of Chernogov Gubernia (many from Stieler 1909), posted by Chernogov Genealogy Group
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Encyclopedia Entries
General Articles : Governments : Chernigov, Cities : Chernigov, Nyezhin, Starodub, from EB 1911
Articles Tschernigow, Borsna, Gluchow, Gorodnja, Konotop, Koselez, Krolewez, Mglin, Njeshin, Nowgorod Sjewersk, Nowosybkow, Oster, Sosniza, Starodub, Surash, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Religious Articles Chernigov (Gov.), Chernigov (City), from Jewish Encyclopedia 1901-1906 edition
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Geographical Das Gouvernement Tschernigow, pp.504-507 in Th. Fr. Ehrmann, Neueste Kunde vom Russischen Reiche in Europa und Asien, vol.3 of Neueste Länder- und Völkerkunde, 1807, in German, GB
Das Gouvernement Tschernigow, pp.147-149 in vol.1 of Das Russische Kaiserreich, seine Geographie, Statistik, Volks- und Regentengeschichte, 1847, in German, GB
W.H. Beable, Russian gazetteer and guide, being an account of the territorial divisions and a description of over 300 of the principal towns and cities of Russia, Finland and Siberia (1919), posted on Internet Archive; Chernigov p.20
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Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Chernigov Gubernia Coat of Arms, from Civic Heraldry; from Vector Images

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Historical Dictionary Kohut, Zenon E., Historical Dictionary of Ukraine, Rowman & Littlefield 2005, KMLA Lib.Sign. R 947.7 K79h