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Gubernia Novgorod Gubernia Vitebsk
First posted on February 21st 2008, last revised on July 18th 2010

History and Administrative Division . In 1772, Pskov Gubernia was separated from Novgorod Gubernia. Pskov Gubernia bordered on Sankt Petersburg and Novgorod Gubernia in the north, on Tver Gubernia and Smolensk Gubernia in the east, on Vitebsk Gubernia in the south and west, and on Livland Gubernia in the west.
Pskov Gubernia was divided in 8 districts (Uyezds) : Pskov, Kholm, Novorzhev, Opochka, Ostrov, Porkhov, Toropets and Velikiye Luki .
The Zemstvo Laws passed in 1864 granted regional self-government on Gubernia and Uyezd level; the regional administrative bodies are refererred to as Zemstvos. The Zemstvos were abolished in the course of the October Revolution.

Population . The population in 1811 was 782,000, in 1840 720,300, in 1867 717,800, in 1885 948,100, in 1914 1,447,100 (Lahmeyer). The majority were Russian Orthodox, a few Old Believers, Protestants, Catholics, Jews; by ethnicity Russians, a few Finns, Latvians, Estonians.

Economy . 32,2 % of the land was covered by forest, 27.3 % farmland, 22.6 % pastorage, 18 % swamp. Main agricultural products were grain, potatoes, lentals. By 1884, industry was negligible (Meyer).

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Country Profiles Current Article Pskovskaya Gubernia, from Wikipedia Russian edition
Historical Articles : Governments : Pskov, from EB 1911
Articles : Pskow, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Links General
on History
Historical Dictionary
Accounts of History About the Pskov Region
Military History of the Pskov Infantry Regiment 1815-1862, from Russian Military History
Brief History, from Northern Fortress, Pskov
Izborsk Fortress, from Global Heritage Fund
Economy & Finances List of Match Factories in the Russian Empire : Pskov Gubernia, from The Virtual Matchbox Label Museum, in Russian
Russia, from Official catalogue of the industrial department, London Exhibition 1862, GB ; search for Pskov
Religion Article Old Believers, from Wikipedia
Article Raskolniks, from Catholic Encyclopedia 1907-1914 edition
History of Regions
Local History Articles Pskov : History, Novorzhev, Opochka, Ostrov, Porkhov, Velikiye Luki, from Wikipedia
Administrative Division, from Pskov Region, click for district of choice
Structures, Institutions Structurae : Russia : Pskov

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Russia, from Population Statistics by Jan Lahmeyer
Documents Document Collections
Historical Maps Pskov Gubernia (Brockhaus & Efron 1890-1907), from Wikimedia, in Russian
Maps : W. Pskov, Pskov, (Atlas Marksa, 2nd edition 1910), posted by M. Witkam
Encyclopedia Entries
General Articles : Governments : Pskov, Cities : Pskov, from EB 1911
Articles Pskow, Cholm, Noworshew, Ostrow, Porchow, Toropez, Welikija Luki, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Geographical Das Gouvernement Pleskow oder Pskow, pp.386-388 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 Pskow, pp.117-118 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; Pskov p.34
Parliamentary Debates foreign Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Pskov Gubernia Coat of Arms, from Civic Heraldry; from Vector Images, from Wikimedia

Bibliographies general RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
ISBN Database
on Pskov
Online Libraries general Internet Archives
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Online Journals full text online
General Accounts
Historical Dictionary B. Raymond, P. Duffy, Historical Dictionary of Russia, Methuan : Scarecrow 1998, KMLA Lib.Sign. R 947.8 R268h

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