Vyatka Governorate (Russian: Вятская губерния) was a governorate of Russian Empire and USSR, with its capital in city Vyatka (now known as Kirov). Existed since 1796 to 1929. On governorate’s area situated most part of modern Kirov Oblast and Udmurt Republic.
Vyatka Governorate was bordered with Vologda Governorate (to the north), Perm Governorate (to the east), Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan governorates (to the south), Kostroma Governorate (to the west). It’s area was approx. 169,629 km².
Administrative division 
Governorate was divided into 11 uyezds:
- Vyatka Uyezd
- Glazovsky Uyezd
- Yelabuzhsky Uyezd
- Kotelnichsky Uyezd
- Malmyzhsky Uyezd
- Nolinsky Uyezd
- Orlovsky Uyezd
- Sarapulsky Uyezd
- Slobodskoy Uyezd
- Urzhumsky Uyezd
- Yaransky Uyezd
According 1987 Census, population of governorate was 3,030,831. Russian people accounted 77.4% of population; Udmurt people – 12.5%; Mari people – 4.8% and Tatar people – 4.1%. According 1958 data population was 2,123,904; according 1910 data – 3,747,000.
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