Imperiia: a spatial history of the Russian EmpireMain MenuAboutGuidebook to a Lost Empirea Twitter thread / timeline / map story mashupDeal: History through Playing CardsMapStoriesGalleriesTimelinesTeach Our ContentConsult the MapToponimika (the Imperiia Gazetteer)Citing the ProjectKelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5The Imperiia Project // Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
12020-08-16T23:07:29-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f591Item in the set of geographic playing cards produced in Russia in 1856. These were elaborately illustrated, beautifully-produced playing cards laden with pedagogical and ideological value. There is one card for each province of the Russian Empire.plain2020-08-16T23:07:29-04:001856LoC_RussianGeogCards22.jpgKelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5
Provincial town: Kherson Area (sq miles): 28,358 Population: 842,400 Population density: 29.7 people per square mile Towns: 6 Trade note: Internal and external trade are rather active. Climate note: generally temperate but changeable
fortresses, military port, dockyards, harbor, and admiralty
Kherson was founded by Empress Catherine II in 1778.