Baku Governorate

Governorate of the Russian Empire
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AugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember20210500
inception
1846
coordinate location
latitude40.367
longitude49.835
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population
826,716
point in time
1897
area
34,410.2 square versta
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Baku Governorate
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Maps of Baku Governorate
dissolved, abolished or demolished
April 28, 1920
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6/16/2006
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Baku Governorate (Russian: Бакинская губерния, Pre-Reform Russian: Бакинская губернія) was one of the guberniyas of the Caucasus Viceroyalty of the Russian Empire, with its centre in Baku. Area (1897): 34,4000 sq. versts, population (1897): 789,659. The only foreign border of the governorate was Persia, in the south. Within the empire it bordered with Elisabethpol Governorate (Tiflis and Erivan Governorates before 1868) and Dagestan Oblast. The governorate was established in 1846 as Shemakha Governorate, in place of several military precincts. In 1849 Shahur-Daralagoz uzeyd was part of newly founded Erivan Governorate. After the devastating 1859 Shamakhi earthquake it was decided to transfter the capital of the governorate from Shemakha to Baku. On July 12, 1859 the governorate's name was changed accordingly. The coat of arms of the governorate was instituted on July 5, 1878[1]. Initially Baku Governorate included Karabakh and Zangezur, which were separated in 1868 to create Elisabethpol Governorate. The governorate was preserved until the establishment of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, when it was split into Baku Governorate and Lankaran General-Governorate.
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Baku guberniya
Baku governorate
Baku (province)
Shemakha Governorate
Shamakha Governorate
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