10 Interesting Facts About Babruysk

Facts About Babruysk

  1. Babruysk occupies an area of 66 square kilometres and comprises over 450 streets whose combined length stretches for over 430 km.
  2. Babruysk is a city in the Mogilev Region of eastern Belarus on the Berezina river.
  3. Babruysk is one of the oldest cities in Belarus. It was first mentioned in writing in the middle of the 14th century.
  4. In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode titled Family, there is an Earth Station Bobruisk, named for the city in Belarus.
  5. Babruysk is twinned with Anenii Noi, Moldova; Batumi, Georgia; Comrat, Moldova; Daugavpils, Latvia; Grozny, Russia; Gulbene, Latvia; Hengyang, China; Iglesias, Italy; Ishim, Russia; Kobuleti, Georgia; Kolpino, Russia; Kostroma, Russia; Luga, Russia; Morogoro, Tanzania; Murom, Russia; Naro-Fominsky District, Russia; Novomoskovsk, Russia; Odense, Denmark; Oskemen, Kazakhstan; Petrogradsky, Russia; Púchov, Slovakia; Samarkand, Uzbekistan; Sevlievo, Bulgaria; Shaoxing, China; Sokolniki, Russia; Talin, Armenia; Vladimir, Russia; Warsaw West County, Poland & Wuxi, China.
  6. Between 1944 and 1954, Babruysk served as an administrative centre of Babruysk Voblast.
  7. Babruysk is a large city in Belarus.
  8. The name Babruysk probably originates from the Belarusian word babyor, many of which used to inhabit the Berezina.
  9. In 2003, there were 34 public schools in Babruysk, with over 34,000 students.
  10. Babruysk has the biggest timber mill in Belarus and is also known for its chemical, machine-building and metal-working industries.


Interesting Facts About Babruysk
Interesting Facts About Babruysk

6 Interesting Facts About Horki

Interesting Facts About Horki

Facts About Horki

  • Horki is a town in the Mogilev Region of Belarus, an administrative centre of Horki District.
  • Horki was mentioned in written sources (“The Lithuanian Chronicles”) in 1544 as a village.
  • On December 26, 1861, the Tsarist government ordered to change the status of the village to status of a town.
  • During World War II, Horki was under German occupation from 12 July 1941 until 26 June 1944.
  • Current emblem and the flag of the city approved by Presidential Decree 24 August 2006 “On establishing the official heraldic symbols of administrative and territorial units of Mogilev region.”
  • The estimated population of Horki is 32,777.
Interesting Facts About Horki
Interesting Facts About Horki

10 Interesting Facts About Mazyr

Interesting Facts About Mazyr

Facts About Mazyr

  • Mazyr is one of the oldest cities of historical Ruthenia. First mentioned in the mid-12th century as part of Duchy of Vladimir, and then the Duchy of Kyiv.
  • Mazyr is twinned with Chojnice, Poland & Severodvinsk, Russia.
  • Mazyr is the capital of modern rock music of Gomel region, where since 2003 International Festival of Music is organized.
  • The city received town rights first from king Stefan Batory in 1577 and then from King Sigismund III of Poland in 1609.
  • Since 1938 the town was a seat of Polesie region, however, in 1954 it lost that status and was administratively attached to the region of Gomel.
  • Mazyr is a city in Gomel Region of Belarus on the Pripyat River.
  • The Druzhba pipeline carries crude oil from Russia splitting in two at Mazyr. One pipeline branch is directed into Poland and the other one to Ukraine.
  • The estimated population of Mazyr is 111,801.
  • Mazyr is located at approximately 52°03′N 29°15′E.
  • Mazyr is known as a centre of oil refining, salt extraction, machine building, and food processing in Belarus.
Interesting Facts About Mazyr
Interesting Facts About Mazyr


5 Interesting Facts About Pastavy

Interesting Facts About Pastavy

Facts About Pastavy

  • Pastavy is a city in the Vitebsk Region of Belarus, an administrative centre of Pastavy District.
  • In 2009, Pastavy celebrated its 600th anniversary.
  • Pastavy is located on the river Myadelki. Postavy Air Base is located 5 km west of Pastavy.
  • From 1921 until 1939, Pastavy was part of the Second Polish Republic. In September 1939, the town was occupied by the Red Army and, on 14 November 1939, incorporated into the Byelorussian SSR.
  • Pastavy has a station on the railway line between Vitebsk and Vilnius, Lithuania.


Interesting Facts About Pastavy
Interesting Facts About Pastavy

10 Interesting Facts About Mogilev

Interesting Facts About Mogilev

Facts About Mogilev

  1. The city is mentioned in historical sources beginning in 1267.
  2. Mogilev is the administrative centre of the Mogilev Region and the third-largest city in Belarus.
  3. Mogilev is a city in eastern Belarus, on the Dnieper River.
  4. Mohilev was the episcopal see of the Latin Catholic Archdiocese of Mohilev until its 1991 merger into the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Minsk-Mohilev.
  5. The town’s most notable landmark is the late 17th-century town hall, named the Ratuša, that was built during the times of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  6. Around 35% of the territory was contaminated as a result of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
  7. Belarus gained its independence in 1991, Mogilev has remained one of its principal cities.
  8. Mogilev is twinned with Bardejov, Slovakia; Bursa, Turkey; Eisenach, Germany; Gabrovo, Bulgaria; Kerch, Ukraine; Klaipėda, Lithuania; Kragujevac, Serbia; Mykolaiv, Ukraine; Nanjing, China; Penza, Russia; Sokolinaya Gora, Russia; Sumqayit, Azerbaijan; Tabriz, Iran; Tula, Russia; Villeurbanne, France; Wittenberg, Germany; Włocławek, Poland; Yuzhne, Ukraine; Zhengzhou, China & Zvenigorod, Russia.
  9. Mogilev is home to the following sports teams: FC Torpedo Mogilev, FC Dnepr Mogilev, FC Nadezhda Mogilev, HK Mogilev, Mogilev Lions, Kommunalnik, Masheka & Borisfen.
  10. The estimated population of Mogilev is 380,440.
Interesting Facts About Mogilev
Interesting Facts About Mogilev

10 Interesting Facts About Polotsk

Interesting Facts About Polotsk

Facts About Polotsk

  1. The Old East Slavic name, Polotesk, derives from the Polota River, which flows into the Western Dvina nearby. The Vikings rendered that name as Palteskja.
  2. Belarusian first printer and enlightener Frantsysk Skorina was born here as well.
  3. Polotsk is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River.
  4. Polotsk is served by Polotsk Airport and during the Cold War was home to Borovitsy air base.
  5. In September 2003, as “Days of Belarusian Literacy” were celebrated for the 10th time in Polotsk, city authorities dedicated a monument to honour the unique Cyrillic Belarusian letter Ў, which is not used in any other Slavic language.
  6. Magdeburg law was adopted in 1498.
  7. Polotsk was founded in 862 and not only is it the oldest town in the country, one of the oldest in the whole Slavic region.
  8. The town was a birthplace for the first Belarusian canonized woman Euphrosyne of Polotsk.
  9. Announced in 2010 Capital of Culture, Polotsk was the first Belarusian town named Belarus’ Capital of Culture due to its outstanding historical and cultural heritage, rich cultural life. 
  10. Polotsk’ 1150th anniversary was included in the Calendar of Events of UNESCO in 2012-2013.
Interesting Facts About Polotsk
Interesting Facts About Polotsk

10 Interesting Facts About Novopolotsk

Interesting Facts About Novopolotsk

Facts About Novopolotsk

  • Novopolotsk is a city in Vitebsk Oblast, Belarus.
  • Novopolotsk is the leading producer in the refining and chemical industry business, in the region of Vitebsk Oblast.
  • The history of Novopolotsk dates back to the year 1958, when a large number of enthusiasts, workers and builders, seeking new experiences and romantic feelings came here to establish a new town.
  • Novopolotsk was Founded in 1958.
  • The Name Novopolotsk means “New Polotsk”, which refers to the city of Polotsk which is located near the city.
  • The Estimated Population of Novopolotsk is 110,000
  • The city now has 12 secondary schools and 2 gymnasiums, many kindergartens and the two subsidiaries of Polotsk State University.
  • Novopolotsk is twinned with Chauffailles, France; Dmitrovsky, Russia; Elektrostal, Russia; Givors, France; Kruševac, Serbia; Kstovo, Russia; Kursk, Russia; Ludza, Latvia; Mažeikiai, Lithuania; Odintsovo, Russia; Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Russia; Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland; Pantelej, Serbia; Pavlovsk, Russia; Płock, Poland; Pushkin, Russia; Skadovsk, Ukraine; Smiltene, Latvia; Ventspils, Latvia & Weihai, China.
  • Novopolotsk has six hotels.
  • The city of Novopolotsk has an a cappella music group, which won an international award.
Interesting Facts About Novopolotsk
Interesting Facts About Novopolotsk

10 Interesting Facts About Orsha

Interesting Facts About Orsha

Facts About Orsha

  • Orsha is a city in Belarus in the Vitebsk Region, on the fork of the Dnieper and Arshytsa rivers.
  • Orsha was first mentioned in 1067 as Rsha, making it one of the oldest towns in Belarus.
  • The town was named after the river, which was originally also named Rsha.
  • Orsha was granted Magdeburg Rights in 1620.
  • On September 8, 1514, the famous Battle of Orsha occurred, between allied Grand Duchy of Lithuania with Kingdom of Poland and Muscovite army.
  • The estimated population of Orsha is 115,938.
  • Orsha was transferred to the Byelorussian SSR in 1924.
  • In 1812, the city was badly burned during Napoleon’s invasion.
  • Orsha is twinned with Asha, Russia; Bălți, Moldova; Bondeno, Italy; Cherkasy, Ukraine; Dubna, Russia; Gagarin, Russia; Ivanovo, Russia; Ivanteyevka, Russia; Kardymovsky District, Russia; Koptevo, Russia; Krasnogvardeysky, Russia; Mārupe, Latvia; Pernik, Bulgaria; Pushkin, Russia; Qingdao, China; Shishou, China; Silifke, Turkey; Smolensk, Russia; Spitak, Armenia; Telšiai, Lithuania; Tver, Russia; Vaulx-en-Velin, France; Volgodonsk, Russia; Vyazma, Russia; Yiwu, China & Zapadnoye Degunino, Russia.
  • Orsha became an important transportation centre after the construction of a Dnieper Riverport.
Interesting Facts About Orsha
Interesting Facts About Orsha

10 Interesting Facts About Zhlobin

Interesting Facts About Zhlobin

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

10 Interesting Facts About Gomel

Interesting Facts About Gomel

Facts About Gomel

  • Gomel was founded at the end of the 1st millennium AD on the lands of the Eastern Slavic tribal union of Radimichs.
  • In 1670, Gomel got the Magdeburg rights.
  • Gomel is situated in the southeastern part of the country, on the right bank of the River Sozh, north of Chernihiv.
  • Gomel has city area of 121 km2.
  • Gomel is the second-largest city in Belarus.
  • Gomel is the administrative centre of Gomel Voblast, Belarus.
  • The estimated Population of Gomel is 526,872.
  • Gomel name is derived from the name of the stream Homeyuk, which flowed into the river Sozh near the foot of the hill where the first settlement was founded.
  • Gomel is twinned with: Aberdeen, Scotland; Anapa, Russia; Armavir, Russia; Bryansk, Russia; Burgas, Bulgaria; Chengdu, China; Chernihiv, Ukraine; Cheryomushki, Russia; Clermont-Ferrand, France; Dnipro, Ukraine; Donetsk, Ukraine; Fort Myers, United States; Ganja, Azerbaijan; Harbin, China; Huai’an, China; Kaliningrad, Russia; Krasnoselsky, Russia; Kurgan, Russia; Kursk, Russia; Kutaisi, Georgia; Liepāja, Latvia; Magnitogorsk, Russia; Omsk, Russia; Protvino, Russia; Radom, Poland; Rostov-on-Don, Russia; Solomianskyi, Ukraine; Surgut, Russia; Ulyanovsk, Russia; Vasileostrovsky, Russia; Voronezh, Russia & Sari, Iran.
  • The Ferris Wheel and the Ferris Tower, located in a park a few hundred meters from the palace complex, are popular for exploring the city. Since the topography of Gomel is relatively flat, the height of the surrounding buildings means it is easy to view the city from the wheel and tower.


Interesting Facts About Gomel
Interesting Facts About Gomel