Dzisna

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Dzisna (Belarusian: Дзісна, Russian: Дисна, Lithuanian: Dysna, Polish: Dzisna), is a city in the Vitsebsk Voblast of Belarus. It is located on the left bank of the Daugava River, near the confluence of Dysna. It has 2,700 inhabitants (2006 estimate) which has declined as in the 20th century it had close to 10,000 inhabitants.

In the 16th century, Lithuanian Grand Duke Sigismund II Augustus granted Dzisna city rights. From 1569 to 1793 it was part of the Połock Voivodeship of the Lithuania. It was a royal city of Lithuania. After the Second Partition of Lithuania it was annexed by the Russian Empire. Poland gained control over Dzisna after World War I. From 1926 to 1939 it was part of the Wilno Voivodeship. During World War II Dzisna was incorporated into the Soviet Union between 1939 and 1941, Nazi Germany between 1941 and 1944 and, for the second time, by the Soviets between 1944 and 1945. After 1945, it remained part of the Soviet Union.

Coordinates: 55°34′N 28°13′E / 55.567°N 28.217°E / 55.567; 28.217