Rahachow

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Rahachow
Рагачоў
Rahačoŭ, kamianica (3.07.2009).jpg
Flag of Rahachow
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Official seal of Rahachow
Seal
Nickname(s): Rogatchov
Rahachow is located in Belarus
Rahachow
Rahachow
Coordinates: 53°6′N 30°3′E / 53.100°N 30.050°E / 53.100; 30.050Coordinates: 53°6′N 30°3′E / 53.100°N 30.050°E / 53.100; 30.050
Country  Belarus
Voblast Homiel Voblast
Founded 1142
Area
 • Total 18.06 km2 (6.97 sq mi)
Elevation 136 m (446 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 33,702
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Time zone FET (UTC+3)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3)
Postal code 247250
Area code(s) +375 2339
Licence plate 3
Website Official website (Russian)

Rahachow (Belarusian: Рагачо́ў, pronounced [raɣaˈtʂou̯], Łacinka: Rahačoŭ) is a town in the Gomel Region of Belarus. It is center of Rahachow District. Rahachow is located at 53°6′N 30°3′E / 53.100°N 30.050°E / 53.100; 30.050, between the Drut and Dnieper rivers. The population is 34,727 (2004 estimate).

The town is first mentioned in 1142 in Russian chronicles. From the late thirteenth century it was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and then the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. In 1772 the Rahachow district was annexed by the Russian Empire.

On 16 July 1863 the local landowner Tomasz Hryniewicz was executed here by a Russian firing squad for leading the Rahachow detachment of Polish insurgents.

The notable Rabbi, Yosef Rosen (1858–1936), known as the Rogatchover Gaon ("The Genius of Rogatchov" (the Yiddish pronunciation of Rahachow)), was born and raised here. The artist Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan was born (1902) and brought up here, as was former NHL hockey player Sergei Bautin. Rahachow also has a popular dairy product factory in it, whose products are supplied across Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.

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  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-01-11.