Bykhaw

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Coat of arms of Bychaw (Bychov; Bychaŭ).
Synagogue.

Bykhaw (Belarusian: Бы́хаў, Łacinka: Bychaŭ, pronounced [ˈbɨxaʊ]) or Bykhov (Russian: Бы́хов, Polish: Bychów, Yiddish: Bihov ,ביחאָוו, Lithuanian: Bychavas) is a town in the eastern Belarusian voblast of Mahilyow. It is located 44 km south of Mahilyow (Mahilyou) on the Dnieper River (Dniapro), and is the administrative center of the Bykhov Raion. As of 2009, its population was 17,031.[1]

Bykhaw is known for its 17th-century synagogue.

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  1. ^ "Численность населения областей и районов: Могилевская" (in Russian). Национальный статистический комитет Республики Беларусь. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 

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Coordinates: 53°31′N 30°15′E / 53.517°N 30.250°E / 53.517; 30.250