Lublin Governorate

Coat of Arms of Lublin gubernia (Russian empire)
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Administrative unit (governorate) of the Congress Poland.

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Biłgoraj

Town in south-eastern Poland with 25,978 inhabitants as of June 2021.

Mary Magdalene Church
St. George church and Tadeusz Kościuszko Street
Zagroda Sitarska open-air museum
Headquarters of Black Red White, Krzeszowska Street
Obary Nature Reserve
Regional Museum in Biłgoraj

At that time, it was the third biggest town of Lublin Governorate, after Lublin and Hrubieszow.

Hrubieszów

Town in southeastern Poland, with a population of around 18,212 (2016).

Baroque Saint Nicholas church
War cemetery
Memorial to Holocaust victims
Regional museum
Birthplace of Bolesław Prus

Following the Austro-Polish War of 1809 the town became part of the short-lived Polish Duchy of Warsaw, then in 1815 it became part of Russian-controlled Congress Poland, within the Lublin Governorate.

Lublin Voivodeship

Voivodeship, or region, located in southeastern Poland.

Historic centre of Lublin
Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary in Chełm
The Zamość Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Radziwiłł Castle Complex in Biała Podlaska
Czartoryski Palace in Puławy
The Potocki Family Palace in Międzyrzec Podlaski
The town of Kazimierz Dolny is Poland's official national Historic Monument
Łukie Lake in the Polesie National Park
Echo artificial lake in the Roztocze National Park
Map of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Lublin Voivodeship 1975–1998

It was formed in 1816 from Lublin Department, and in 1837 was transformed into Lublin Governorate.

Congress Poland

Polity created in 1815 by the Congress of Vienna as a semi-autonomous Polish state and successor to Napoleon's Duchy of Warsaw.

Map of Congress Poland, circa 1815, following the Congress of Vienna. The Russian Empire is shown in light green.
Eagle of an officer in the Army of Congress Poland
Map of Congress Poland, circa 1815, following the Congress of Vienna. The Russian Empire is shown in light green.
Naval Ensign of Polish ships (1784–19th century)
The Kingdom of Poland, 1815–1830
Administrative divisions of Congress Poland in 1830
An advertisement of cameras made by a Polish company FOS (1905). Cameras, objectives and stereoscopes were exclusively made in Congress Poland.
An early photograph of Manufaktura in Łódź. The city was considered to be one of the largest textile industry centres in Europe and was nicknamed Polish Manchester.

The 1912 reform created a new governorate – Kholm Governorate – from parts of the Sedlets and Lublin Governorates.

Siedlce Governorate

Administrative unit (governorate) of the Congress Poland.

It was created in 1867 from the division of the Lublin Governorate.

Kholm Governorate (Russian Empire)

Administrative unit (governorate) of the Russian Empire.

It was created from eastern parts of Siedlce Governorate and Lublin Governorate in 1912.

Podlasie Governorate

Administrative unit (a governorate) of the Kingdom of Poland.

Coat of arms

In 1844 it was merged into a larger Lublin Governorate; in 1867 it was recreated as the Siedlce Governorate.

I. L. Peretz

Yiddish language author and playwright from Poland.

Peretz, depicted on an old Yiddish-language postcard
Left to right, Sholem Aleichem, Peretz, and Jacob Dinezon
Dinezon and Peretz

Born in Zamość, in Lublin Governorate, Congress Poland, a city known as an important center of the Haskalah, or Jewish enlightenment, Peretz was raised there in an Orthodox Jewish home.

Józef Gosławski (sculptor)

Polish sculptor and medallic artist.

Monument of Frédéric Chopin in Żelazowa Wola (1955/1969)
Never war monument in Żabikowo (Luboń, 1956)
Caricature of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1932)
The Music - allegorical sculpture group in Warsaw (1952)
Monument on the tombstone of Janina Gałowa, Rakowicki Cemetery in Cracow (1932)
Monument of Marshal Józef Piłsudski in Turek (project from 1936)
Monument of Adam Mickiewicz in Gorzów Wielkopolski (1956)
Reverse of the former Polish coin (5 złotych, 1973) with the image of a fisherman (designed in 1958)
Obverse of medal with Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof (1959)
Reverse of medal with Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof (1959)
Medal for Sacrifice and Courage (1960)

Józef Gosławski was born in Polanówka, in the Lublin Governorate of Congress Poland, but was brought up Wąwolnica with his parents, two brothers (including younger brother Stanisław Gosławski, who also became a sculptor) and two sisters.

Subdivisions of Congress Poland

Subdivided several times from its creation in 1815 until its dissolution in 1918.

Administrative division of Congress Poland in 1830. This map represents the period 1816-1837 and is mostly valid for the period of up to 1844.
Administrative division of Congress Poland, 1907. This map represents the period 1893-1912, and is mostly valid for the most part for 1867-1914.
Historical map showing the administrative division of Congress Poland, 1831.
Historical map showing the Western governorates of the Russian Empire, 1902 (including those of Congress Poland).
Congress Poland in 1914

Lublin Governorate (with capital in Lublin)