Shkloŭ

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Škłoŭ Coat of Arms
An 18th century drawing of Škłoŭ (Polish, Szkłów)

Škłoŭ (Belarusian: Шклоў, [ʂkɫɔu̯]; Russian: Шклов, Shklov) is a town in Mahilyow Voblast, Belarus, located 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Mogilev on the Dnieper river. It has a railway station on the line between Orsha and Mogilev. As of 2009, its population was 16,439.[1]

History[edit]

  • 1535: First records about the town.
  • 1654, 1656: two battles, see battles of Shkloŭ
  • April 10, 1762: Coat of arms.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus since 1994, held a position as the director of the construction materials plant in Shklov Raion before he became a collective farm manager and then moved into politics.[2]

Transport[edit]

  • Railway station
  • 3 bus routes

People[edit]

The Transfiguration Church

The Jewish family name Shklovsky or Shklover indicates that the person or their ancestors come from Shkloŭ.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Численность населения областей и районов: Могилевская" (in Russian). Национальный статистический комитет Республики Беларусь. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Profile: Alexander Lukashenko – BBC News, 9 January 2007.Retrieved on 2007-08-10.[dead link]
  3. ^ The Haskalah Movement In Russia – Project Gutenberg.Retrieved on 2007-08-09.

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Coordinates: 54°13′25″N 30°17′11″E / 54.22361°N 30.28639°E / 54.22361; 30.28639