Chojniki

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Chojniki
Хойнікі
Flag of Chojniki
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Official seal of Chojniki
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Chojniki is located in Belarus
Chojniki
Chojniki
Coordinates: 51°53′21″N 29°57′52″E / 51.88917°N 29.96444°E / 51.88917; 29.96444
Country  Belarus
Voblast Homiel Voblast
Population (2005)
 • Total 13,900
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Chojniki (Belarusian: Хойнікі, [ˈxɔɪniki]) is a town in Homiel Voblast, Belarus. In 1986, the area around Chojniki suffered from heavy radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl accident, however the city itself wasn't significantly affected. Today the headquarters of Polesie State Radioecological Reserve is located in the town and it employs over 700 people. The reserve itself is located south of the town in a heavily contaminated area.

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