Kreis Harrien

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Coordinates: 59°20′N 24°42′E / 59.333°N 24.700°E / 59.333; 24.700 Kreis Harrien (Kreis Harju, Kreis Reval, Revelsky Uyezd, Gariensky Uyezd) was one of the four subdivisions of the Governorate of Estonia of the Russian Empire.[1] It was situated in the central part of the governorate (in present-day northern Estonia). Its capital was Tallinn (Reval), which was the capital of the governorate as well. The territory of Kreis Harrien corresponds to the present-day Harju County and most parts of Rapla County.[2]


At the time of the Russian Empire Census of 1897, Kreis Harrien had a population of 157,736. Of these, 82.9% spoke Estonian, 7.3% German, 6.8% Russian, 0.7% Swedish, 0.7% Yiddish, 0.7% Polish, 0.2% Latvian, 0.2% Finnish, 0.1% Belarusian and 0.1% Ukrainian as their native language.[3]