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List of the governorates created in 1708

Governorate Name in Russian No. of homesteads Modern divisions
Archangelgorod Governorate Архангелогородская губерния

59,662 Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, and VologdaOblasts; part of Kostroma, the Republic of Karelia, and the Komi Republic
Azov Governorate Азовская губерния

35,820 Rostov, Tambov, and Voronezh Oblasts; eastern parts of Belgorod, Kursk, Oryol, Ryazan, and Tula Oblasts; parts of Penza and Donetsk, Kharkiv, and Luhansk Oblasts of Ukraine
Ingermanland Governorate Ингерманландская губерния

105,977 Leningrad, Novgorod, Pskov, and Tver Oblasts; southern part of Arkhangelsk Oblast; western parts of Vologda and Yaroslavl Oblasts; part of the Republic of Karelia
Kazan Governorate Казанская губерния

119,056 Volga Region and the Republic of Bashkortostan; parts of Perm Krai and Ivanovo, Kostroma, Penza, and Tambov Oblasts; northern parts of the Republics of Dagestan and Kalmykia
Kiev Governorate Киевская губерния

31,230 Ukraine; parts of Belgorod, Bryansk, Kaluga, Kursk, Oryol, and Tula Oblasts
Moscow Governorate Московская губерния

190,770 Moscow Oblast, parts of Ivanovo, Kaluga, Kostroma, Ryazan, Tula, and Vladimir Oblasts
Siberia Governorate Сибирская губерния

59,360 Siberia, most of the Ural Mountains; parts of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Kirov Oblast and the Komi Republic
Smolensk Governorate Смоленская губерния

35,130 Smolensk Oblast; parts of Bryansk, Kaluga, Tula, and Tver Oblasts


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Administration divisions of Russia in 1708-1710," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 29 April 2016.