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First posted on February 22nd 2008, last revised on July 17th 2010

History and Administrative Division . Yaroslavl Gubernia bordered on Novgorod and Vologda Gubernia in the north, Kostroma Gubernia in the east, Vladimir Gubernia in the south and Tver Gubernia in the west.
Yaroslavl Gubernia was divided in 10 districts (Uyezds) : Yaroslavl, Danilov, Lyubim, Mologa, Myshkin, Poshekhon, Romanovo-Borisoglyebsk, Rostov, Rybinsk and Uglich.
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 993,000, in 1840 1,012,800, in 1867 999,400, in 1885 1,049,900, in 1915 1,416,700 (Lahmeyer). The vast majority of the population consisted of Russians, belonging to the Russian Orthodox Church.

Economy . The Volga, Sheksna, Mologa and Kotorost Rivers (the last three tributaries of the Volga) are navigable; Yaroslavl Gubernia, via the Mariinsk and Tikhjvinsk Canals, was connected with the Neva River system. By 1906, 7 % of the land was owned by the crown, 30 % by individual owners (estates), 57 % by peasant communities (EB 1911). The area produced mainly rye and oats, cherries and apples. In 1883, 27 % of the land was farmland, 29 % pastorage, 36 % forest and 8 % barren land. Among the industries, textile industry, distilleries, tobacco processing, production of mill supplies and chemical industry were the strongest.

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Country Profiles Current Article Yaroslavskaya Gubernia, from Wikipedia Russian edition
Historical Article : Government : Yaroslavl, from EB 1911
Articles : Jaroslaw, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Links General
on History
Historical Dictionary
Accounts of History
Economy & Finances Brief History, of MVDV
European Russia, from Transsib
List of Match Factories in the Russian Empire : Yaroslavl Gubernia, from The Virtual Matchbox Label Museum, in Russian
Russia, from Official catalogue of the industrial department, London Exhibition 1862, GB ; search for Yaroslavl
Religion Article Old Believers, from Wikipedia
Article Raskolniks, from Catholic Encyclopedia 1907-1914 edition
History of Regions
Local History Articles Yaroslavl : History, Danilov, Lyubim, Myshkin, Rostov, Rybinsk, Uglich, from Wikipedia
Brief History of Myshkin, from Rodens et Spatium
Yaroslavl, from Russia Info Centre, has files on Rostov, Uglich, Pereslavl Zalessky, Rybinsk, Myshkin, Tutaev
Structures, Institutions Structurae : Russia : Yaroslavl Oblast

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Russia, from Population Statistics by Jan Lahmeyer
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Historical Maps Map : Yaroslavl Gubernia, from Wikimedia, in Russian
Maps : Yaroslavl, (Atlas Marksa, 2nd edition 1910), posted by M. Witkam
Encyclopedia Entries
General Articles : Governments : Yaroslavl, Cities : Yaroslavl, Rybinsk, Uglich, from EB 1911
Articles Jaroslaw, Danilow, Ljubim, Poschechon, Rostow, Rybinsk, Uglitsch, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Geographical Das Gouvernement Jaroslawl, pp.399-402 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 Jaroslaw, pp.134-136 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; Yaroslavl p.47
Parliamentary Debates foreign Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Yaroslavl Gubernia Coat of Arms, from Civic Heraldry; from Vector Images, from Wikimedia

Bibliographies general RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
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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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