Facts About Zhlobin

  • Zhlobin is twinned with Scalenghe, Italy; Vyksa, Russia & Lianyungang, China.
  • Zhlobin is a city in the Zhlobin District of Gomel Region of Belarus, on the Dnieper River.
  • The estimated population of Zhlobin is 76,078.
  • Professional hockey team Metallurg Zhlobin is situated in the city and plays in the Belarusian Extraleague.
  • BMZ was established in Zhlobin, it’s one of the largest companies in Belarus. The BMZ is the main sustainer of the town’s economy.
  • Zhlobin was first mentioned in a letter to the Moscow Tsar in 1664, this is the first official date in the history of Zhlobin. 
  • On April 12, 1942, 1,200 Jews were murdered in Zhlobin.
  • In the 1600s and 1700s, The Khodkevichys owned the lands around Zhlobin. 
  • In 1919, Zhlobin became part of Soviet Belarus.
  • Zhlobin is the birthplace of our Belarusian cultural figures N. Kovyazin, D. Zhuravlev, artist V. Zholtak, architect L. Tomkov.
Interesting Facts About Zhlobin
Interesting Facts About Zhlobin

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