Bauske County

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Location of Bauske County within the Courland Governorate
Courland Governorate, 1820

Bauske County (German: Kreis Bauske, Russian: Бауский уезд, Bauskas apriņķis) was one of the ten subdivisions of the Courland Governorate of the Russian Empire. Its capital was Bauska (Bauske). Kreis Bauske was situated in the central part of the governorate (in present-day southern Latvia).

Demographics[edit]

At the time of the Russian Empire Census of 1897, Kreis Bauske had a population of 50,547. Of these, 87.4% spoke Latvian, 6.0% German, 4.3% Yiddish, 1.1% Lithuanian, 0.5% Russian, 0.4% Romani and 0.2% Polish as their native language. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Первая всеобщая перепись населения Российской Империи 1897 г. Распределение населения по родному языку и уездам 50 губерний Европейской России" (in Russian). Демоскоп Weekly. Retrieved 22 December 2013.