|Saint Petersburg Governorate|
|Governorate of the Russian Empire|
Saint Petersburg Governorate in 1900
|Capital||Shlisselburg (until 1712)|
|December 18 (29), 1708|
|August 30 (September 10), 1721|
• Transformed into Leningrad Oblast
|August 1, 1927|
Saint Petersburg Governorate (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́ргская губе́рния, Sankt-Peterburgskaya guberniya), or Government of Saint Petersburg, was an administrative division (a guberniya) of the Tsardom of Russia, the Russian Empire, and the Russian SFSR, which existed during 1708–1927.
Ingermanland Governorate (Ингерманла́ндская губе́рния, Ingermanlandskaya guberniya) was created from the territories reconquered from the Swedish Empire in the Great Northern War. In 1704 prince Alexander Menshikov was appointed as its first governor, and in 1706 it was first Russian region designated as a Governorate. According to the Tsar Peter the Great's edict as on December 29 [O.S. December 18], 1708, the whole Russia was split into eight Governorates. In the same year Ingermanland Governorate was further expanded to encompass the regions of Pskov, Novgorod and other towns of Western Russia. As with the rest of the governorates, neither the borders nor internal subdivisions of Ingermanland Governorate were defined; instead, the territory was defined as a set of cities and the lands adjacent to those cities.
By another edict on June 3, 1710, the governorate was renamed St. Petersburg Governorate after the newly founded city of Saint Petersburg, and in 1721 the former Swedish Duchy of Ingria, and parts of the County of Kexholm and the County of Viborg and Nyslott were formally ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Nystad. After the Treaty of Åbo in 1743, the parts of Kexholm and Viborg were joined with new territorial gains from Sweden into the Governorate of Vyborg (Russian: Выборгская губерния).
From August 18, 1914 to January 26, 1924 it was named Petrograd Governorate, and during 1924-1927 — Leningrad Governorate. It was abolished on August 1, 1927 when modern Leningrad Oblast was created.
|1.||St. Petersburg||12.||Narva||23.||Staraya Rusa|
|9.||Koporye||20.||Rzheva pustaya (Zavolochye)||31.||Yaroslavl|
Served as chair of the Assembly of Nobility