Byaroza District

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Byaroza District

Бярозаўскі раён
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CountryBelarus
Formed1940
Websitebereza.brest-region.gov.by

Byaroza District (Belarusian: Бярозаўскі раён) is a raion of the Brest Region of Belarus. Its administrative center is Byaroza. The district is located in northwestern Polesia.

History[edit]

The district was formed in 1940 after the Soviet annexation of Western Belarus.

In 1958–1967 the Byaroza hydroelectric power station was built. The town of Byelaazyorsk was built for the power station workers in 1958.

There are two biological reserves in the district, near villages Sporava and Buslowka.

Demographics[edit]

At the time of the Belarus Census (2009), Byaroza District had a population of 66,988. Of these, 90.8% were of Belarusian, 5.7% Russian, 1.8% Ukrainian and 1.0% Polish ethnicity. 61.7% spoke Belarusian and 36.2% Russian as their native language.

Economics[edit]

There are industry enterprises in the raion producing agricultural products, ceramics, construction materials, textiles.

An important railway branch connecting Brest and Minsk goes through the Byaroza district. Its main railway stations are Byaroza-Kartuzskaya, Bronnaya Hara and Byelaazyorsk.

Places of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Main characteristics of the largest lakes of Belarus". Land of Ancestors. Data of the Research Laboratory for Lake Study of the Belarus State University. 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2013.

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Coordinates: 52°31′58″N 24°58′39″E / 52.53278°N 24.97750°E / 52.53278; 24.97750