Vysokaye

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Vysokaye
Высокае
Official seal of Vysokaye
Seal
Vysokaye is located in Belarus
Vysokaye
Vysokaye
Coordinates: 52°22′7″N 23°22′50″E / 52.36861°N 23.38056°E / 52.36861; 23.38056
Country  Belarus
Voblast Brest Voblast
Raion Kamenets Raion
Mentioned 14th century
Population (2006)
 • Total 5,200
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 225217
Area code(s) +375 1643
License plate 1

Vysokaye (Belarusian: Высокае; Ukrainian: Високе, Vysoke; Polish: Wysokie, Wysokie Litewskie; Russian: Высокое) is a town in Brest Voblast, Belarus. Few kilometers to the South-West from Vysokaye town on the Bug River the western extreme point of Belarus is situated.[1]

It is at an altitude of 524 feet. The approximate population for a 7 kilometer area from this point is 2300 people. There is a conflicting report that in 1991 the population was 5000 people. This city has a railway station on the Brest line.

Vysokaye means "high" (same as Polish: Wysokie), as in Wysokie Litewskie (Lithuanian Heights).

There are various spellings of this Shtetl to include, but not be limited to: Hyssoke, Litowan, Litowsvan, Vishuker, Visoke DeLita, Visoko Sitoromos, Visoky Litovsk, Vosokie Litew, Vysokaje, Vysoke DeLita, Vysoke Litevske, Vysoko Litevks, Vysoko Litovsk, Vysokoe, Vysokoye, Wishko, Wisoke Litovsk, Wisoki, Wisoki Dalita, Wisokie Litofsk, Wisokie Litovsk, Wisoko Litowsk, Wissokie, Wysoke Litewski, Wysoki Litewskie, Wysokie Litewskie, Wysokie Litowski, Wysoky.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Main Geographic Characteristics of the Republic of Belarus". Land of Ancestors. The Scientific and Production State Republican Unitary Enterprise “National Cadastre Agency” of the State Property Committee of the Republic of Belarus. 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  • Staff (1978). Encyclopaedia Judaica, "Vysokoye". Keter Pub. House. p. 233. 
  • Room, Adrian (1979). Place-Name Changes Since 1900: a world gazetteer. Scarecrow Press. p. 176. 

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Coordinates: 52°22′7″N 23°22′50″E / 52.36861°N 23.38056°E / 52.36861; 23.38056