Cities of Belarus

Cities of Belarus

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Svetlogorsk is one of the youngest cities in Belarus. In 1560 it was first mentioned. Initially, it was the village of Shatilka. The name was given in honor of Roman Shatila, who received a gift f...

History The first mention of Rechitsa dates back to 1241. This small town’s name derives fr om the river Rechitsa, which was a tributary of the Dnieper, where an ancient settlement was locat...

The town of Kalinkovichi is located in Gomel region, near one of the biggest towns of Polesie named Mozyr. Only 8 kilometers separate these two towns. The distance continues decreasing, so it is p...

 Rogachev is a town situated to the north of Gomel region. There are several versions of the origin of its name. One of them is that it came fr om the old Lithuanian word “Rogas” which means ...

The city of Lida in Grodno region The strikingly beautiful city with no less marvelous name Lida is located in the central part of the Grodno region. 110 kilometers lie between Lida and Grodn...

Slonim is a city located in the West of Belarus, a part of Grodno region. The distance to the regional center is no more than 140 kilometers, to Minsk is 195 kilometers. Slonim is located at the j...

Volkovysk is a beautiful city in the Grodno region, located on the Volkovysk Upland in the basin of the small Ross river. The whole city is built on hills. Volkovysk is the administrative center o...

Smarhon city in Grodno region is by no means backwater district on the map of Belarus. In this district center there live more than 37 thousand of people. Though the history of the city ...

NOVOGRUDOK: A TOWN WITH A LONG HISTORY Novogrudok is one of the important towns that exist in Belarus. It is an old place of splendid beauty. Nowadays this town is small-scale in comparison w...

GENERAL INFORMATION Ashmyany is a city in the west of Belarus which is an administrative center with population of 16 thousand  of people. The city is situated on the river Ashmyanka (f...

Soligorsk - one of the youngest Belarusian cities and most major regional centers of the country. In the early years of the city the average age of its inhabitants was no more than 26 years. ...

MOLODECHNO. THE CITY WHERE STAYED NAPOLEON The regional center is located in the Minsk region, 73 kilometers from the capital. Molodechno approaches to 100 thousand of inhabitants, but now i...

The city of Zhodino in Belarus Zhodino is a town in Minsk region with a total area of 19 sq.km. According to the latest information the population of the town is more than 63 thousand people. Zh...

A city with 900 years of history – Slutsk is in Slutsk Plain, 105 km from the capital of Belarus, on the river Sluch. The town was called Pavlovsk in the period from 1918 to 1944, and it was a part...

The town of Dzerzhinsk is interesting by the fact that under different names it was a part of the Old Russian state, which makes it one of the oldest towns of Minsk region. It is located at 30 kil...

Bobruisk is the largest of the district centres of the Republic, the 7th largest, second only to the regional centres and the capital. The population is close to 220 thousand (2016). The ci...

It is hard to tell why the town is called that way. Some say that it is associated with hills on which the town stands. Once it was called Gory-Gorki. It is hard to tell for sure but these ...

Osipovichi is a town in Mogilev region located on the river Sinyaya, a tributary of the Dnieper. The town is very picturesque and attracts a lot of tourists every year. The population of the town ...

Krichev is a picturesque town in  Mogilev region. More than 27 thousand people live in the town. The first mention of Krichev dates back to 1136, the XII century. It was mentioned in t...

Bykhov, the Mogilev Region About 17 thousand inhabitants live in this town. Bykhov is located on the Dnieper lands. Once ancient road «From the Vikings to the Greeks» lied through ...


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