Black Sea Governorate (in English)
Черноморская губерния (Modern Russian)
Coat of Arms
Population (1897 census)
8.9 inhab. /
Black Sea Governorate ( Russian: Черномо́рская губе́рния), also known as Chernomore or the Black Sea Government, was one of the of the guberniyas Caucasus Viceroyalty of the Russian Empire.
It was established in 1896 on the territory of
Black Sea Okrug of Kuban Oblast. Its administrative center was Novorossiysk.
In 1905, the population of the governorate was about 70,000 and the area—6,455
square versts (7,346 km 2; 2,836 sq mi), making it the smallest Russian governorate by both measures. 
It ceased to exist when
Black Sea Soviet Republic was built in spring, 1918.
The governorate's territory was included into the
Kuban-Black Sea Oblast in March 1920.
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Coordinates: 44°43′00″N 37°46′00″E / 44.7167°N 37.7667°E