Stolin

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Stolin
Сто́лін
Stolin admin.jpg
Official seal of Stolin
Seal
Stolin is located in Belarus
Stolin
Stolin
Coordinates: 51°53′N 26°51′E / 51.883°N 26.850°E / 51.883; 26.850
Country  Belarus
Voblast Brest Voblast
Raion Stolin Raion
Mentioned 1555
Population (2006)
 • Total 12,500
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 225501
Area code(s) +375 1655
License plate 1

Stolin (Belarusian: Сто́лін; Ukrainian: Сто́лін; Russian: Сто́лин; Polish: Stolin; Hebrew: סטולין‎) is a town in the Brest Voblast of Belarus. It is the centre of the largest district in Brest voblast. The population is 12,500 people (2002). The Belarusian-Ukrainian border is about 15 km (9 mi) away, so Stolin is now a border city that hosts many Ukrainians on market days. Russian speech is common here, but villagers prefer their dialects that are numerous and akin partly to the Belarusian language, partly the Ukrainian language.

History[edit]

Stolin grew up at the heart of the Polesia region on the river Haryn, at the crossroads of two important routes, one leading northwards to Pinsk, two others eastwards to Davyd-Haradok and Turaŭ, that are now in Belarus, southwards to Sarny and Kiev, that are now in Ukraine.

Archaeological evidence suggests that the area which Stolin now occupies, was settled as far back as the 12th century AD. The first mention of Stolin dates to 1555. There are three stories regarding the origins of the name "Stolin". The first refers to a group of local fisherman who cast their fishing nets into a lake a pulled out 100 fish or Sto [100 in Russian] "Leeni" [a type of local fish]. The second story refers to a ferry-boat which sunk in the river and required 100 men with 100 ropes to drag it out [100 lines in Russian]. The third refers to twelve brothers who ruled over seven nearby cities and chose what became Stolin as their meeting place and capital city, hence the name may be a derivation of stol (table)> Stolny Gorod (capital city).[1]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Marsa is twinned with:

The memorial in the central square commemorates the first record about Stolin dated 1555. It features the coat of arms of the town
The war memorial of Stolin by the town's park

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] website of Stolin in Russian about its history

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 51°53′N 26°51′E / 51.883°N 26.850°E / 51.883; 26.850