Lyakhavichy

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Lyakhavichy
Ляхавічы
Liahavichy Castle in the 17th century
Liahavichy Castle in the 17th century
Official seal of Lyakhavichy
Seal
Lyakhavichy is located in Belarus
Lyakhavichy
Lyakhavichy
Coordinates: 53°02′N 26°16′E / 53.033°N 26.267°E / 53.033; 26.267
Country  Belarus
Voblast Brest Voblast
Raion Lyakhavichy Raion
Mentioned 1572
City status 1931
Elevation 180 m (590 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 10,997
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 225372
Area code(s) (+375) 1633
Vehicle registration 1
Website liahovichi.brest-region.by

Lyakhavichy (Belarusian: Ляхавічы, pronounced [ˈlʲaxavʲitʂɨ]) is a city in the southwestern Belarusian voblast (province) of Brest.

For many centuries, it was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The city's fortress, Liahavichy Castle, survived all sieges during the Russo–Polish War (1654–1667), and was nicknamed the Jasna Góra of Lithuania.

During World War II Nazi Germans set up a ghetto for the Jews there.

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Coordinates: 53°02′N 26°16′E / 53.033°N 26.267°E / 53.033; 26.267