It was created in 1867 from the division of the Lublin Governorate. It was in fact a recreation of the older Podlasie Governorate, but now renamed to Siedlce Governorate. Siedlce Governorate was abolished in 1912 and its territory was divided between Lublin Governorate, Łomża Governorate and the newly created Kholm Governorate.
- By the Imperial census of 1897. In bold are languages spoken by more people than the state language.
|Polish||510 621||66.13||253 571||257 050|
|Yiddish||120 152||15.56||57 821||62 331|
|Ukrainian||107 785||13.95||54 219||53 566|
|Russian||19 613||2.54||14 856||4 757|
|German||11 645||1.5||5 911||5 734|
|Other||2 286||0.29||2 067||219|
that didn't name
their native language
|Total||772 146||100||388 466||383 680|
References and notes
- Language Statistics of 1897 (in Russian)
- Languages, number of speakers which in all gubernia were less than 1000
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