Volhynian Governorate

Volhynian Governorate or Volyn Governorate (Russian: Волы́нская губе́рния, romanized: Volynskaja gubernija, Ukrainian: Волинська губернія, romanized: Volynska huberniia) was an administrative-territorial unit initially of the Russian Empire, created at the end of 1796 after the Third Partition of Poland from the territory of the short-lived Volhynian Vice-royalty and Wołyń Voivodeship.

Volhynian Governorate
Волынская губерния
Волинська губернія
Governorate of Russian Empire (1797–1917), Ukrainian People's Republic (1917–1921), and Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1921–1925)
Coat of arms of Volyn
Coat of arms

Volhynian Governorate within the Russian Empire
Zhytomyr (officially since 1804)
42.000 km2 (16.216 sq mi)
 Transformed into Volhynian Governorate
 abolished (Okruhas of Ukraine)
3 June 1925[1]
Political subdivisionsGovernorates of Russian Empire
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Volhynian Vice-royalty
Sedlets Governorate
Grodno Governorate
Kholm Governorate (Ukraine)
Wołyń Voivodeship (1921–1939)
Zhytomyr Okruha
Korosten Okruha
Shepetivka Okruha

After the Peace of Riga, part of the governorate became the new Wołyń Voivodeship in the Second Polish Republic,[2] while the other part stayed as a part of the Ukrainian SSR until 1925 when it was abolished on resolution of the All-Ukrainian Central Executive Committee and Counsel of People's Commissars.[1]

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