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First posted on February 23rd 2008, last revised on July 19th 2010

History and Administrative Duivision . Vladimir Gubernia was established in 1796. Its predecessor from 1778 to 1796 was Vladimir Namestishestvo; from 1708 to 1778 the territory of Vladimir Gubernia had formed part of Moscow Gubernia. Vladimir Gubernia bordered on Yaroslavl and Kostroma Gubernia in the north, on Nizhny-Novgorod Gubernia in the east, on Tambov and Ryazan Gubernia in the south, on Moscow Gubernia and Tver Gubernia in the west.
Vladimir Gubernia was divided in 13 districts (Uyezds) : Vladimir, Alexandrov, Gorokhovets, Kovrov, Melenki, Murom, Pereslavl Zalyeskiy, Pokrov, Shuya, Sudogda, Suzdal, Vyazniki and Yuriev Polskiy. In 1929 Vladimir Gubernia was dissolved; most of it became part of Ivanovo Oblast; Pereslavl, Alexandrov and Pokrov Uyezd became part of Moscow Oblast.
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 1,005,000, in 1840 1,135,100, in 1867 1,239,100, in 1885 1,376,000, in 1915 2,225,900 (Lahmeyer). The population was ethnically Russian, and belonged to the Russian Orthodox Church. In c. 1885, the cities of Ivanovo, Murom, Shuya and Vladimir had a population of over 10,000 inhabitants.

The Economy . In 1884, 36.5 % of the area was used for agriculture, 35 % covered by forest, 20.6 % was pasture, 6 % barren land (Meyer). The main products were grain, potatoes, lentals, flax, horse radish, onions, cherries, timber. The animals kept, in order of importance, were horses, sheep, pigs, cattle, fish. Sandstone, white clay, gipsum, bog iron, marble were produced. Industrial centers included Ivanovo (textile industry), Shuya, Voznessensk, Alexandrov, Danilovo, Teikovo, Gus, Verkhnoshensk. Leading industries were spinning, weaving, dyeing, glass industry, copper industry. Number of factories 1884 : 426, number of industrial workers 102,893. Domestic industries included spinning, toy production, knitting, shoemaking, weaving, carpentry, bootmaking, barrelmaking, furriery, the production of devotionalia (images of saints). (Meyers c. 1890).

Vladimir Gubernia within the RSFSR . Vladimir Gubernia ceded territory to Moscow Gubernia and to Ivanovo-Voznesensk Gubernia.
In 1926, Vladimir Gubernia bordered on Tver, Yaroslavl amd Ivanovo-Voznesenkk Gubernia in the north, on Nizhny Novgorod Gubernia in the east, on Ryazan and Moscow ubernia in the south and west.

Population . The population in 1926 was 1,321,000, in 1939 1,211,000 (Lahmeyer.

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Country Profiles Current Article Vladimirskaya Gubernia, from Wikipedia Russian edition
Historical Article : Government : Vladimir, from EB 1911
Articles : Wladimir, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Links General
on History
Historical Dictionary
Accounts of History
Economy & Finances The Cotton Textile Industry in Russia and the Soviet Union, by Dave Pretty
List of Match Factories in the Russian Empire : Vladimir Gubernia, from The Virtual Matchbox Label Museum, in Russian
Russia, from Official catalogue of the industrial department, London Exhibition 1862, GB ; search for Vladimir
Religion Article Old Believers, from Wikipedia
Article Raskolniks, from Catholic Encyclopedia 1907-1914 edition
History of Regions The History of Suzdal Land and Suzdal from the Most Ancient Times up to the End of the XIXth Century, from Vladimir and Suzdal Museum Reserve
Articles Alexandrov Uyezd, Vladimir Uyezd, Vyazniki Uyezd, Gorokhovets Uyezd, Kovrov Uyezd, Melenki Uyezd, Murom Uyezd, Pereslavl Uyezd, Pokrov Uyezd, Sudogda Uyezd, Shuya Uyezd, Yuriev, from Wikipedia Russian edition
Local History Articles Vladimir : History, Alexandrov, Gorokhovets, Ivanovo, Murom, Sudogda, Suzdal, Vyazniki, from Wikipedia
Vladimir, from Russia Info Centre, has files on Suzdal, Kideksha, Bogolyubovo, Murom, Gorokhovets
Ivanovo, from Shrinking Cities
Suzdal, Short History of the Town, from Virtual Vladimir
Ivanovo, Shuya, Kineshma, Yuryevets, from Moscompass
Structures, Institutions Structurae : Russia : Vladimir Oblast
Others The Building of the Gubernia Administration, from Vladimir-Suzdal Museum Reserve

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Russia, from Population Statistics by Jan Lahmeyer
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Historical Maps Simplified Map : Vladimir Gubernia, from Wikimedia
Maps : W. Vladimir, E. Vladimir (Atlas Marksa, 2nd edition 1910), posted by M. Witkam
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General Articles : Governments : Yaroslavl, Cities : Vladimir, Murom, Shuya, Ivanovo-Voznesensk, from EB 1911
Articles Wladimir, Alexandrow, Gorochowez, Iwanowo-Wosnessensk, Kowrow, Melenki, Murom, Peresslawl-Saljeskij, Pokrow, Schuja, Sudogda, Susdal, Wjasniki, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Geographical Das Gouvernement Wladimir, pp.405-408 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 Wladimir, pp.125-128 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; Vladimir pp.44-45
Parliamentary Debates foreign Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Vladimir Gubernia Coat of Arms, from Civic Heraldry; from Vector Images, from Wikimedia

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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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