The administrative center is Astravets.
1940, January 15 – established Astravyets district in the Vileika region.
1941, June 22 – Luftwaffe bombed the airfield in Mikhalishki.
1941, June 27 – district was occupied by German troops.
1944, July 3 – soviet partisans liberated Astravyets.
1944, July 7 – territory of the Astravyets district was completely liberated.
1944, September 9 – Astravyets district becomes part of Molodechno Region.
1960, January 20 – Astravyets district becomes part of Grodno Region.
1991, August 25 – district is becomes part of Republic of Belarus.
2007, June 14 — By the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 279 the heraldic symbols of the town of Ostrovets and the Ostrovets district.
2011 — Beginning of construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant in the Ostrovets district.
2012 – Astravyets received the status of the city.
Astravyets district is divided into 9 village soviets:
- Vornyansky village soviet
- Gherviatsky village soviet
- Gudogaysky village soviet
- Mihalishkovskiy village soviet
- Astravyets village soviet
- Podolsky village soviet
- Rytan village soviet
- Spondovo village soviet
- Trokenik village soviet
- Ostrovets regional executive committee (Official site)
- Нistory of Ostrovets District
- Newspaper "Ostrovetskaya Pravda" (Official site)
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