Bratslav voivodeship

Bratslav voivodeship [Województwo bracławskie; Брацлавське воєводство (Bratslavske vojevodstvo)]. Administrative unit in Right-Bank Ukraine within the borders of the Polish Commonwealth between 1569 and 1793. It included the southern portion of Podilia and was administered from Bratslav until 1598 and later from Vinnytsia. Between 1648 and 1712 the territory constituted a separate Bratslav regiment in the Hetman state. After the second partition of Poland in 1793, the voivodeship became the Bratslav vicegerency in the Russian Empire. In 1796 it was divided between the Podilia gubernia and Kyiv gubernia.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]




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