What is "Guran", Lithuania? #lithuania

Roy Ogus <ogus@...>

Can anyone tell me what the name "Guran" refers to in the following

The following excerpt is >from a marriage reference found in the St.
Petersburg Archives for a marriage that took place in 1904. The bride
was the daughter of a "resident of the settlement (kolonia) of
Podberezhe, oblast of Guran, gubernyia and uezd of Vilna"

I know that Podberezhe refers to the town of Paberze, Lithuania, but
what does "Guran" refer to? I haven't heard of this name before, and
couldn't find it in WOWW or the ShtetlSeeker.

Thanks for any help.

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California, USA

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