Fanipol

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Fanipol
Фаніпаль / Фаниполь
city
Skyline of FanipolФаніпаль / Фаниполь
Official seal of FanipolФаніпаль / Фаниполь
Seal
Nickname(s): "Faniapolis"
Coordinates: 53°45′N 27°20′E / 53.750°N 27.333°E / 53.750; 27.333
Country
Voblast
Raion
 Belarus
Minsk Voblast
Dzyarzhynsk Raion
First Mentioned 1856
Area
 • Total 4.75 km2 (1.83 sq mi)
 • Land 4.75 km2 (1.83 sq mi)
 • Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 13,200
 • Density 2,778.9/km2 (7,197/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EET (UTC+3)
Area code(s) +375 1716
License plate 5
Website Official website
Komsomolskaya str. and Yakuba Kolasa str. crossroads

Fanipol or Fanipal (Belarusian: Фаніпаль, Fanipal; Russian: Фаниполь, Fanipol) - is a city in the Minsk Voblast of Belarus. Fanipol is located in Dzyarzhynsk Raion, 24 km (15 mi) southwest of Minsk and 13 km (8.1 mi) southwest of the Minsk Automobile Ring Road.[1]

History[edit]

The community that became Fanipol was first mentioned in 1856. According to documents in the Central State Historical Archive of Belarus, it was the former possession of landowners named Enelpheldt and Bogdashevsky.[2] In 1870 a railway stop opened, and in 1871 the railway stop become the Tokarevskaya railway station, named in honor of the governor of the Minsk Province, A. Tokarev, who was also the founder of the Brest-Moscow railway. On August 9, 1876 the railway station was renamed Fanipol. In 1965 the first factory in Fanipol opened, producing reinforced concrete bridge components, this is the only factory in Belarus which produces these items. Once it was established as an industrial center, it grew rapidly. On April 29, 1984, Fanipol was designated a "City Settlement" and on June 22, 1999 Fanipol was designated a regional city center. In 2006 Fanipolians celebrated the 150th anniversary of their city.

Geography[edit]

Overview[edit]

Situated in south-western suburb of Minsk, is part of its urban area and one of its main towns also with Zaslawye and Machulishi.

Districts[edit]

There are now 5 administrative districts in Fanipol:

  • Molodyozhny (Youth).
  • Severny (Northern).
  • Tsentralny (Midtown).
  • Zavodskoy (Factory district).District where factory workers live.
  • Yuzhny (Southern)
  • In addition, the Industrial area is not considered a formal district.

Education[edit]

There are three schools in Fanipol:

  • Fanipol School №1
  • Fanipol Gymnasium (formerly School №2)
  • Children Music School

the Fanipol City Library has 2115 members.[3]

Transportation[edit]

Fanipol has a station on the Brest-Moscow railroad. Fanipol is situated near the M-1 (E-30) highway, which runs from Brest to Moscow through Minsk (Brest-Minsk-Moscow). Fanipol is well connected with Minsk, Dzerzhinsk, and all of Belarus as well as other nations via the Minsk and M-1 Highways.

Industry[edit]

Fanipol's industry began in the 1960s, leading to rapid growth of the city.

  • The Fanipole reinforced concrete bridge factory is unique in Belarus. It was the first factory in Fanipol, built in 1965.
  • The Agrarian Cooperative "Dzerzhinsky" is the largest producer in Belarus of poultry, eggs, and related products. The factory is nicknamed "The Factory of Health" and has received many domestic and foreign awards for agricultural innovation.
  • Other factories in fanipol include: Unomedical (produces medical devices), Energomera (produces counters), a gravel works, Fanipol RMP (a mechanical repair facility) and many others.[4]

Gallery[edit]

Panorama of Fanipol

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°45′N 27°20′E / 53.750°N 27.333°E / 53.750; 27.333