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CHERNIGOV:

A government of Little Russia (Ukraine), with a Jewish population (1897) of 114,630 in a total population of 2,298,834, or nearly 5 per cent. In 1881 the Jewish inhabitants formed only 2.5 per cent of the total. By districts, the Jews in the government of Chernigov are distributed as follows: Chernigov 12,006 in a total population of 162,036 =7.41 per cent (in 1881 only 4.2 per cent); Borzna 3,542 in 146,730 =2.41 per cent (in 1881 1.6 per cent); Glukhov 5,493 in 142,814 =3.85 per cent (in 1881 about 5.1 per cent); Gorodnya 8,913 in 153,020 =5.82 per cent (in 1881 only 1.6 per cent); Kozeletz 4,741 in 135,101 =3.51 per cent (in 1881 1.5 per cent); Konotop 7,091 in 156,502 = 4.53 per cent (in 1881 1.7 per cent); Krolevetz 3,896 in 131,009 =2.97 per cent (in 1881 1.5 per cent); Mglin 10,014 in 139,357 =7.18 per cent (in 1881 3.2 per cent); Novgorod Syeversk 6,328 in 146,394 =4.32 per cent (in 1881 2.5 per cent); Novozybkov 8,852 in 164,789 =5.37 per cent (in 1881 1.0 per cent); Nyezhin 9,987 in 168,883 =5.91 per cent (in 1881 3.3 per cent); Oster 6,188 in 150,556 =4.11 per cent (in 1881 2.3 per cent); Sosnitza 7,525 in170,268 =4.41 per cent (in 1881 2.3 per cent); Starodub 9,975 in 144,704 =6.89 per cent (in 1881 2.8 per cent); Surazh 10,078 in 188,596 = 5.4 per cent (in 1881 2.9 per cent).

The history of the Jews in the government will be treated under Little Russia, and under the respective cities.

M. R.

Comparative statistics of population in the cities, towns, and villages in the government of Chernigov are given below:

Name.Total Population, 1897.Jewish Population, 1897.
Bakalan4,000300
Bakhmach8,000500
Baturin3,580383
Berezna9,9211,333
Bobrovitzy5,000400
Borzna12,4581,400
Brovary5,1661,344
Chernigov27,00611,000
Churovichi4,092252
Dmitrovka3,197592
Glukhov14,8563,807
Gorodnya4,197
Gorsk25
Klintzy12,0002,200
Konotop19,4044,000
Korop6,2681,000
Kozeletz5,1601,568
Krolevetz10,3751,000
Lyubech2,091273
Mglin7,6314,200
Mitkovka3,60048
Myena5,8811,618
Novgorod Syeversk9,1852,700
Novoe Myesto1,49660
Novozybkov15,4801,220
Novye Borovichi31
Novy Ropsk86080
Nyezhin32,10810,000
Oster5,3841,100
Padul7,000348
Pochep9,0003,900
Pogar4,9821,150
Ponurovka3,509295
Ryepski783
Seredina Bude6,000450
Snovsk-Kornevka5,0001,004
Sosnitza7,0951,832
Starodub12,4514,500
Stolna7,374168
Unecha615212
Uscherpye2,000150
Voronezh5,500385
H. R. S. J.
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