Place:Tavrida, Russia

Alt namesCrimeasource: Family History Library Catalog
Krymsource: Family History Library Catalog
Taurida Governoratesource: Wikipedia
TypeHistorical Province
Located inRussia     (1783 - 1918)
Also located inSoviet Union     (1918 - )
See alsoTaurida Governorate, UkraineCurrently this
source: Family History Library Catalog

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The Taurida Governorate (modern spelling Таврическая губерния, Tavricheskaya guberniya; , Tavrijśka gubernija; , Таврида губерниясы) or the Government of Taurida was an historical governorate of the Russian Empire. It included the Crimean Peninsula and the mainland between the lower Dnieper River and the coasts of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. It was formed after the Taurida Oblast was abolished in 1802 in the course of Paul I's administrative reform of the South-Western territories that had been annexed from the Crimean Khanate. The governorate's centre was the city of Simferopol. The province was named after the ancient Greek name of Crimea - Taurida.


The area covered by this historic governorate was moved to Ukraine in 1954.

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