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Flag of Dubrowna Dubroŭna
Coat of arms of Dubrowna Dubroŭna
Coat of arms
Dubrowna is located in Belarus
Coordinates: 54°34′N 30°41′E / 54.567°N 30.683°E / 54.567; 30.683Coordinates: 54°34′N 30°41′E / 54.567°N 30.683°E / 54.567; 30.683
Country Belarus
VoblastVitebsk Region
RaionDubrowna District
170 m (560 ft)
 • Total9,100
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Area code(s)+375 2137

Dubrowna (Belarusian Дуброўна Dubroŭna, Polish: Dąbrowna) or Dubrovno (Russian: Дубро́вно) is a small town on the Dnieper River. The toponym originates from a Proto-Slavic term for an oak forest, which may explain the inclusion of oak leaves and acorns in the town's coat of arms. Dubroŭna is the administrative centre of the Dubroŭna Raion of the Vitebsk Voblast in northern Belarus.

In the 19th century Dubroŭna was a centre for weaving.[1] The town had a significant Jewish community that in 1898 formed more than half of its population.[1]

During World War II Dubrovno was heavily affected. It was occupied by German forces July 17–20, 1941, and the town's Jews were killed.[2] It was the scene of considerable partisan activity. From October 1943 to June 1944 it was at or near the front line, and was not finally reoccupied by Soviet forces until June 26, 1944.

Dubroŭna hosts an annual folk song and dance festival, "Dnepr voices in Dubrovno".[3]

Famous people born in Dubrowna[edit]


  1. ^ a b Rosenthal, Herman; Janovsky, S. "Dubrovna". JewishEncyclopaedia.com. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
  2. ^ Catherine Merridale, Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945 (Macmillan, 2007: ISBN 0-312-42652-6), p. 38.
  3. ^ "Culture". Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee. Archived from the original on 30 November 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2010.

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