10 Interesting Facts About Povazska Bystrica

Facts About Povazska Bystrica

Facts About Povazska Bystrica

  • The first record of the town dates back to 1330, even though the area had been populated for a long time.
  • Považská Bystrica is a town in northwestern Slovakia.
  • Považská Bystrica has 9 boroughs: Centrum, Dedovec, Hliny, Kolónia, Lány, Rozkvet, Stred, SNP & Zákvašov
  • Považská Bystrica is situated in a fold of mountain ranges Strážovské vrchy and Javorníky.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Povazska Bystrica is 49°06′50″N 18°26′30″E.
  • Považská Bystrica is twinned with Bačka Palanka, Serbia; Bełchatów, Poland; Gjorče Petrov, North Macedonia; Holešov, Czech Republic; Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic; Sovetsk, Russia; Tauragė, Lithuania; Zhodzina, Belarus & Zubří, Czech Republic.
  • The Estimated Population of Povazska Bystrica is 43,936.
  • The total area of Povazska Bystrica is 91 km².
  • The motorway viaduct was built through the narrowest segment of the town, which was opened on 31 May 2010
  • The elevation of Povazska Bystrica is 288 m.
Facts About Povazska Bystrica
Facts About Povazska Bystrica

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

8 Interesting Facts About Nove Zamky

Facts About Nove Zamky

Facts About Nove Zamky

  • Nové Zámky is a town in Nové Zámky District in the Nitra Region of in southwestern Slovakia.
  • The town is located on the Danubian Lowland, on the Nitra River, at an altitude of 119 metres.
  • Nové Zámky is twinned with Fonyód, Hungary; Sevnica, Slovenia; Tábor, Czech Republic & Znojmo, Czech Republic.
  • The Elevation altitude of Nove Zamky is 119 metres.
  • The town lies in the temperate zone and has a continental climate. The annual average temperature reaches around 10 °C (50.0 °F), with the warmest month being July with an average of 20 °C (68 °F) and the coldest January with −2 °C (28 °F). Average annual precipitation is 556 mm.
  • In 1685, Nove Zamky was conquered by the imperial troops of Charles V, Duke of Lorraine. Six years later, it received town privileges from the Esztergom archbishop.
  • The total area of Nove Zamky is 72.565 km2.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Nove Zamky: 47°59′08″N 18°09′28″E
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Interesting Facts About Nove Zamky

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 Michalovce

Facts About Michalovce

Facts About Michalovce

  • Michalovce is a town on the Laborec river in eastern Slovakia.
  • Originally named after the Archangel St Michael, it is the second-largest city in the Košice Region and the seat of the Michalovce District.
  • The city of present-day Michalovce along with the adjacent lowlands was settled in from the Palaeolithic era.
  • The town lies in the Košice Region, in the Eastern Slovak Lowland on the Laborec river, historically belonging to Zemplén County.
  • Michalovce is twinned with Cognac, France; Jarosław, Poland; Kavarna, Bulgaria; Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia; Pančevo, Serbia; Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary; Uzhorod, Ukraine; Villarreal, Spain & Vyškov, Czech Republic.
  • The total area of Michalovce is 52.807 km2
  • The first written reference to the town is from 1244.
  • The geographic coordinate of Michalovce: 48°45′19″N 21°54′48″E.
  • The estimated Population of Michalovce is 39,396.
  • Since 1993, with the breakup of Czechoslovakia, Michalovce has been part of Slovakia.
Facts About Michalovce
Facts About Michalovce

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

10 Interesting Facts About Komarno

Facts About Komarno

Facts About Komarno

  • In 2004 the first Hungarian-language university in Slovakia since 1919, the J. Selye University was established in Komárno.
  • The name Komarno is of Slavic or Latin origin.
  • Komárno is twinned with Blansko, Czech Republic; Komárom, Hungary; Kralupy nad Vltavou, Czech Republic; Lieto, Finland; Sebeş, Romania; Terezín, Czech Republic & Weissenfels, Germany
  • Komárom and Komárno are connected by two bridges: The older iron bridge, and a newer lifting bridge, Currently a third bridge is under construction with estimated completion by 2020/2021. 
  • King Béla IV, in his charter of April 1, 1265, granted the settlement town status and privileges.
  • Komárom was formed from part of a historical town in Hungary situated on both banks of the Danube. Following World War I and the Treaty of Trianon, the border of the newly created Czechoslovakia cut the historical, unified town in half, creating two new towns.
  • Komárno was divided as a consequence. In 1920 Komárno became part of Czechoslovakia while its south-bank settlement, Komárom, remained part of Hungary.
  • Komárno, located at the confluence of the Danube and Váh rivers, 108 – 115 meters above sea level.
  • The estimated population of Komarno is 34,228.
  • Komárno is a town in Slovakia at the confluence of the Danube and the Váh rivers.
Facts About Komarno
Facts About Komarno

10 Interesting Facts About Baranavichy

Facts About Baranavichy

Facts About Baranavichy

  • In 1991, Baranavichy became part of independent Belarus.
  • The Baranavichy is on the main east-west highway in Belarus, the M1, which forms a part of European route E30.
  • Baranavichy is a city in the Brest Region of western Belarus.
  • Baranavichy is a significant railway junction and home to Baranavichy State University.
  • In the second half of the 18th century, Baranavichy was the property of Massalski and Niesiołowski families.
  • The first rail line through the city opened in around 1870. Additional railways built helped the city become an important rail junction.
  • The estimated population of Baranavichy is 179,439, as of 2019.
  • Baranavichy is twinned with Biała Podlaska, Poland; Čačak, Serbia; Chibi, China; Ferrara, Italy; Gdynia, Poland; Heinola, Finland; Huế, Vietnam; Jelgava, Latvia; Kaliningrad, Russia; Karlovo, Bulgaria; Kineshma, Russia; Konyaaltı, Turkey; Magadan, Russia; Mytishchi, Russia; Nacka, Sweden; Novovolynsk, Ukraine; Poltava, Ukraine; Šiauliai, Lithuania; Solntsevo, Russia; Stockerau, Austria; Sulęcin County, Poland; Tyresö, Sweden; Vasileostrovsky, Russia & Yeysky District, Russia.
  • Notable people of Baranavichy: Mirosław Araszewski, Maja Berezowska, Alina Kabata-Pendias, Lidia Korsakówna, Kazimierz Świątek, Elchonon Wasserman, Rosh Yeshiva, Valeriya Novodvorskaya & Valanсin Taŭlaj.
  • On 1 August 1919, Baranavichy received city rights and became a powiat centre in the Polish Nowogródek Voivodeship.
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Interesting Facts About Baranavichy

10 Interesting Facts About Humenne

Interesting Facts About Humenne

Facts About Humenne

  • Humenné is a town in the Prešov Region (“kraj”) in eastern Slovakia and the second largest town of the historic Zemplín region.
  • Humenné is a centre of one of the easternmost districts (“okres”) in Slovakia.
  • The name comes from a common Slavic word “humno” (gumьno). In Slovak “backyard”, the exact meaning may differ in dialects.
  • Humenné is twinned with Darney, France; Jarosław, Poland; Mátészalka, Hungary; Mukachevo, Ukraine; Perechyn, Ukraine; Przemyśl, Poland; Sanok, Poland; Šibenik, Croatia; Třebíč, Czech Republic & Vidnoye, Russia.
  • Geographic Coordinates of Humenne is 48°56′09″N 21°54′24″E.
  • Humenné is surrounded by ruins of medieval castles and an open-air museum of architecture situated in the town park.
  • The town developed from an old Slav settlement mentioned for the first time in 1317.
  • The Estimated Population of Humenne is 33,860.
  • Humenne lies at the volcanic Vihorlat mountains and at the confluence of the Laborec and Cirocha Rivers.
  • Area of Humenné is 754.2 km².
Interesting Facts About Humenne
Interesting Facts About Humenne

10 Interesting Facts About Kobryn

Facts About Kobryn

Facts About Kobryn

  • Kobryn is located at Latitude 52.12.58N and Longitude 24.21.59E.
  • In 1944, the town was liberated by the Red Army. Since 1991, it is a part of the independent Republic of Belarus.
  • Kobryn is a city in the Brest Region of Belarus and the centre of the Kobryn District.
  • The first written mention about Kobryn belongs to 1287 and is presented in the Hypatian Chronicle.
  • In prehistoric times it was inhabited by the ancient Baltic Yotvingian tribe.
  • On 14 November 1939, Kobryn was incorporated into the Byelorussian SSR.
  • The Kobryn is located in the southwestern corner of Belarus where the Mukhavets River and Dnepr-Bug Canal meet.
  • Kobryn has an altitude of 485 feet.
  • Kobryn has an estimated population of 53,000, as of 2020.
  • In the years 1774–1784, a canal was built connecting the Mukhavets River with the Pina River, named the Royal Canal after Polish King Stanisław August Poniatowski, who opened it, and as a result, a water route was created connecting the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea.
Facts About Kobryn
Interesting Facts About Kobryn