Galicia Districts

Webpage updated by Alex Feller 6/3/2015

Source: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verwaltungsgliederung_Galiziens

http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrkuł

Maps of Galicia: http://www.swaen.com/search.php?q=Galizien

1772, September 11 - East Galicia is officially incorporated into the Austria-Hungarian Empire in First Partition of Poland.

1773, November - Galicia is divided into 6 Circles (Kreis) with 59 districts:

Refer to Map for Emperor Joseph II's First Tour of Inspection Through Galicia, 1773.

Krakau

Sandomir

Lublin

Belz

Red Ruthenia

Podolia.

c1775 - Galicia renamed 6 Circles (Kreis) and 19 Districts (Bezirk):

Refer to Gesher Galicia Map: Tobias Conrad Lotter Map of Galicia and Lodomeria ca1775

Kreis Wieliczka: Bezirk Zator, Bezirk Wiznic, Bezirk Neu-Sandez

Kreis Pilzno: Bezirk Krosno, Bezirk Tarnow, Bezirk Lezajsk

Kreis Sambor: Bezirk Lisko, Bezirk Przemysl, Bezirk Drohobycz

Kreis Belz: Bezirk Sokal, Bezirk Tomaszow, Bezirk Zamosc

Kreis Lemberg: Bezirk Brody, Bezirk Brzezany, Bezirk Zolkiew

Kreis Halicz: Bezirk Halicz, Bezirk Tysmenica, Bezirk Kolomea, Bezirk Zaleszczyki

1782, March 22 - Bezirk Kolomea and Bezirk Tysmenica merged to become Bezirk Stanislau.

1779-1783 - First Austrian Military Survey of Galicia (Josephian)

Refer to Mapire Map: The First Military Survey - Galicia

1786 - Kreis Czernowitz and Bukovina incorporated into Austria.

c1786 - Galicia divided into 19 Circles (Kreis):

Refer to Gesher Galicia Map: Losy de Losenau Map of Galician Kreise 1790

I. Myslenice

II. Bochnia

III. Sandez (Nowy Sacz)

IV. Tarnow

V. Dukla

VI. Rzeszow

VII. Przemysl

VIII. Sanok

IX. Sambor

X. Zamosc

XI. Zolkiew

XII. Lemberg

XIII. Zlozow/Brody

XIV. Brzezany

XV. Tarnopol

XVI. Stryj

XVII. Stanislawow

XVII. Zaleszczyki

XIX. Bukovina and Czernowicz

1795 - West Galicia and Southern Masovia incorporated into Austria in Third Partition of Poland.

Refer to Gesher Galicia Map: William Faden Map of the Third Partition of Poland.

?1809 West Galicia ceded to Russia

1810 Kreis Tarnopol and Kreis Czortkow ceded to Russia

1810 Kreis Zamosc ceded to Russia

1815 Congress of Vienna.

1815 Bukovina ceded to Russia.

1815 Kreis Tarnopol and Kreis Czortkow returned to Austria.

?1815 West Galicia incorporated into Congress Poland.

On the topic of Galician (post 1772) tiny sliver of historical province of Podolia, researching new topics for my research, I came across letters of Countess Kossakowska (the owner of Stanislawow, Bohorodczany county, saltworks in Nadworna and many other estates in the eastern part of Galicia and in Podolia). Even before Podolia, situated east of Galicia fell under the Russian rule (1793), the countess and her correspondents worried that Habsburg Monarchy would trade off the Galician portion of Podolia for some unspecified territories with the regime of Empress Catherine of Russia. This would have meant loss of the countess' properties not only in Podolia but also in Galicia (clearly, she was not viewed favorably in St. Petersburg). At the end, nothing of that happened until 1809. In the fall of 1809, as a result of defeat of Austrian forces, Napoleon forced Austrians to transfer the very eastern portion of Galician territory to Russian Empire (among main towns Tarnopol, Czortkow and Zaleszczyki). That particular year Russian Tsar was aligned with Napoleon forces in their campaign against Austrian empire (including many battles in Galicia). This territory was returned to Austrian Galicia in 1815. (Source: Andrew Zalewski)

c1828 - Rezoning Kreis boundaries

Refer to Gesher Galicia Maps: Von Schlieben Maps of Galician Kreise c1828

Kreise 1, 2, 3.

Kreise 4, 5, 11

Kreise 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Kreise 12, 13, 17

1. Lemberg

2. Zloczow

3. Zolkiew

4. Przemysl

5. Rzeszow

6. Tarnow

7. Bochnia

8. Wadowice

9. Nowy Sacz

10. Jaslo

11. Sanok

12. Sambor

13. Stryj

14. Brzezany

15. Tarnopol

16. Czortkow

17. Stanislawow

18. Kolomea

19. Czernowitz

c1840 - Refer to Gesher Galicia Map: Marco Berra Map of Galicia

1846, November 16 - Dissolution of the Free Republic of Krakau

1849 - Addition of Kreis Krakau

1850 - Bukovina became separate from Galicia.

Galicia divided into 3 administrative regions (Regierungsbezirke): Lemberg, Stanislau, and Krakau.

These regions were divided into 63 total districts (Bezirkshauptmannschaften).

1854, April - Galicia redivided into Eastern Galicia (Lemberg Administrative Region) and Western Galicia (Krakau Administrative Region).

Each region was divided into Circles (Kreis) which were further divided into Districts (Bezirk).

Lemberg Administration Region:

Kreis Lemberg

Bezirk: Lemberg, Grodek, Szczerzec, Winniki, Janow

Kreis Zhovkva

Bezirk: Kulikov, Gross-Mosty, Uhnów, Niemirów, Belz, Cieszanow, Sokal, Zhovkva, Rawa, Lubaczów

Keis Przemyśl

Bezirk: Sądowa Wisznia, Niżankowice, Sieniawa, Radymno, Krakowiec, Jaroslaw, Mościska, Jaworów, Przemyśl

Kreis Sanok

Bezirk: Lutowiska, Bukowsko, Ustrzyki Dolne, Baligród, Lisko, Dobromil, Sanok, Rymanów, Bircza, Dubiecko, Brzozów

Kreis Zloczow

Bezirk: Kamionka Strumiłowa, Łopatyn , Radziechow, Busk, Olesky, Gliniany, Zalošče, Zloczow Zborów, Brody

Kreis Brzezan

Bezirk: Rohatyn, Przemyślany, Bursztyn, Chodorow , Bóbrka, Podhajce, Kozowa , Brzezan

Kreis Stryj

Bezirk: Rożniatow, Wojniłów, Bolechow, Dolina, Mikolajow , Żurawno , Skole, Stryj, Kalusz

Kreis Sambor

Bezirk: Łąka, Borynia , Rudki, Starasól , Medenice , Podbusz , Staremiasto , Turka, Komarno , Sambor, Drohobycz

Kreis Tarnopol

Bezirk: Ihrowice, Medyn , Mikulińce, Złotniki , Trembowla, Grzymałow , Skalat, Zbaraż, Tarnopol

Kreis Czortkow

Bezirk: Budzanów, Tluste , Hussiatyn, Jazłowiec , Zaleszczyki, Czortkow, Mielnica, Borszczow, Kopeczynce

Kreis Kolomea

Bezirk: Gwoździec, Zablotow , Kuty , Obertyn, Sniatyn, Kolomyja, Peczenizyn, Horodenka, Kossow

Kreis Stanislau

Bezirk: Nadworna, Bohorodczany, Delatyn, Sołotwina , Buczacz, Tyśmienica , Monasterzyska, Halicz, Stanislau, Tłumacz

Krakau Administrative Region:

Kreis Krakow

Districts: Jaworzno, Mogiła, Chrzanów, Krzeszowice , Liszki

Kreis Wadowice

Districts: Skawina, Oswiecim (Auschwitz), Maków Podhalański , Milówka, Ślemień , Myślenice , Andrichau , Jordanów , Wadowice , Kalwarya , Kenty , Seypusch, Biala

Kreis Sandec

Districts: Grybów, Ciężkowice, Czarny Dunajec ,Krościenko , Alt-Sandec , Neumarkt, Limanowa, Muszyna , Tymbark , New Sandec

Kreis Jasło

Districts: Dukla , Żmigród, Frysztak , Brzostek , Strzyżów, ​​Jasło, Krosno, Biecz , Gorlice

Kreis Rzeszów

Districts: Ulanów, Tarnobrzeg, Glogow , Rozwadow , Sokolov , Tyczyn, Nisko, Stet, Przeworsk, Rzeszów, Lezaysk

Kreis Tarnow

Districts: Dembica, Tuchów, Żabno, Kolbuszow, Dombrowa, Ropczyce, Pilzno, Mielec, Zasów , Tarnow

Kreis Bochnia

Districts: Podgórze, Woynicz, Niepołomice , Dobczyce , Wieliczka, Radlow , Brzesko , Wisnicz, Bochnia

1861-1864 - Second Military Survey of Galicia

Refer to Mapire map: The Second Military Survey - Galicia and Bucovina

1865, October - Responsibilities of Kreise transferred to Bezirke Administrations

1867 - Lemberg and Krakau Administrative Region division abandoned, Galicia divided into 74 Districts (Bezirk):

Refer to 1869 Galician Census: Orts-Repertorium des Konigreiches Galizien und Lodomerien mit dem Grossherogthume Krakau

  1. District Biala (Biala)

  2. District Bircza (changed to Dobromil on September 30, 1876)

  3. District Bóbrka

  4. District Bochnia

  5. District Bohorodczany

  6. District Borszczow

  7. District Brody

  8. District Brzesko

  9. District Brzezan

  10. District Brzozów

  11. District Buczacz

  12. District Chrzanów

  13. District Cieszanow

  14. District Czortkow

  15. District Dąbrowa

  16. District Dolina

  17. District Drohobycz

  18. District Gorlice

  19. District Gródek

  20. District Grybów

  21. District Horodenka

  22. District Husiatyn

  23. District Jaroslau (Jarosław)

  24. District Jasło

  25. District Jaworów

  26. District Kalusz

  27. District Kamionka Strumiłowa

  28. District Kolbuszow

  29. District Kolomea (Kolomyja)

  30. District Kosów

  31. District Krakau (Cracow)

  32. District Krosno

  33. District Łańcut

  34. District Lemberg (Lvov)

  35. District Limanowa

  36. District Lisko

  37. District Mielec

  38. District Mościska

  39. District Myślenice

  40. District Nadworna

  41. District Neumarkt (Nowy Targ)

  42. District Neu-Sandec

  43. District Nisko

  44. District Pilzno

  45. District Podhajce

  46. District Przemyśl

  47. District Przemyślany

  48. District Rawa Ruska

  49. District Rohatyn

  50. District Ropczyce

  51. District Rzeszów

    1. District Rudki

  52. District Sambor

  53. District Sanok

  54. District Saybusch (Zywiec)

  55. District Skalat

  56. District Sniatyn

  57. District Sokal

  58. District Stanislau (Stanisławów)

  59. District Staremiasto

  60. District Stryj

  61. District Tarnobrzeg

  62. District Tarnopol

  63. District Tarnów

  64. District Tłumacz

  65. District Trembowla

  66. District Turka

  67. District Wadowice

  68. District Wieliczka

  69. District Zaleszczyki

  70. District Zbaraż

  71. District Zloczow

  72. District Zolkeiw

  73. District Żydaczów

1869-1887 - Refer to Mapire map: The Third Military Survey of Galicia

1880 - Refer to 1880 Galican Census: Special-Orts-Repertorien der Im Oesterrreichischen Reichsrathe XII. Galizien, Wien 1886.

1890 - Refer to 1890 Galician Census: Special-Orts-Repertorien der Im Osterreicheschen Reichsrathe XII. Galizien, Wien 1893.

1896, September 15 - District Podgórze (since September 15, 1896 [17] )

1896, September 15 - District Strzyżów (since September 15, 1896 [21] )

1898 - Refer to Gesher Galicia Map: Kornman Road, Railway & Waterway Transport Map of Galicia and Bukovina

1898, June 15 - District Peczenizyn (since June 15, 1898 [16] )

1899, November 1 - District Przeworsk (since November 1, 1899 [18] )

1900 - Refer to 1900 Galician Census: Gemeindelexikon Der Im Reichsrate Vertretenen Konigreiche und Lander XII. Galizien.

Refer to Gesher Galicia's Galician Town Locator for list of all Galician towns and associated district and kahal.

1904, September 1 - District Zborów (since September 1, 1904 [22] )

1910, July 1 - District Auschwitz (Oswiecim, since July 1, 1910 [14] )

1911, January 1 - District Skole (since January 1, 1911 [20] )

1912, January 1 - District Radziechow (since January 1, 1912 [19] )

1918 - End of World War 1

1918-1919 - Polish-Ukrainian War

1920-1921 - Polish-Soviet War

1921, September 1 - Galicia divided into 4 provinces: Lemberg, Krakau, Stanislau, and Tarnopol.