| Belostok Oblast|
Russian: Беластокская область
Polish: Obwód białostocki
|Oblast of Russian Empire|
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Belostok Oblast in Eastern Europe
53°08′N 23°09′E / 53.133°N 23.150°ECoordinates: 53°08′N 23°09′E / 53.133°N 23.150°E
|•||Established||July 9, 1807|
The oblast was abolished in 1842 when it was included into Grodno Governorate.
In the 19th century, some of the oblasts were administrative divisions which had a status roughly equal to that of the guberniyas; i.e., they existed independently from the guberniyas, not as their parts as it used to be the case in the 18th century.
- Belostok including the cities of Białystok, Choroszcz, Goniądz, Gródek, Knyszyn, Suraż, Trzcianne and Zabłudów
- Bielsk including the cities of Bielsk Podlaski, Boćki, Brańsk, Kleszczele, Narew and Orla
- Sokółka including the cities of Dąbrowa Białostocka, Janów, Korycin, Kuźnica, Nowy Dwór, Odelsk, Sidra, Sokółka, Suchowola and Wasilków
- Drohiczyń including the cities of Ciechanowiec, Drohiczyn, Mielnik, Niemirów and Siemiatycze
In 1842 the number of districts was reduced to three when Drohiczyń District was merged into Bielsk District.
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