Smarhon’

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Smarhon’
Belarusian:Смаргонь
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Flag of Smarhon’
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Coat of arms of Smarhon’
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Smarhon’ is located in Belarus
Smarhon’
Smarhon’
Coordinates: 54°29′1″N 26°24′0″E / 54.48361°N 26.40000°E / 54.48361; 26.40000
Country  Belarus
Voblast Hrodna Voblast
Founded October 2, 1503
Elevation 150 m (490 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 36,283
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 231000, 231041-231045
Area code(s) +375 1592
License plate 4
Website Official website

Smarhon’ or Smorgon (Belarusian: Смаргонь, [smarˈɣonʲ]; Russian: Сморгонь; Lithuanian: Smurgainys; Polish: Smorgonie; Yiddish: סמאָרגאָן) is a city in the Grodno Region of Belarus. It was the site of Smarhon’ air base, now mostly abandoned. Smarhon’ is located 107 km from the capital, Minsk. In the early 17th century it was established in Grand Duchy of Lithuania but in 1793 passed on to Russia as part of the Russian Pale of Settlement. Until the mid 19th century, Smarhon’ was a private property of the family of the ducs Radvilos with most of its population being Jewish. Shortly after World War I until World War II Smarhon’ was occupied by Poland.

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References[edit]

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

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