Independence Avenue (Minsk)

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Independence Avenue
Niezaliežnasci Avenue
Minsk Prospekt Nezalezhnosti 05.jpg
View of the avenue
Nezavisimosti ave, Minsk, Belarus.svg
Native nameBelarusian: праспект Незалежнасці
Former name(s)Zahariy Street (1801-1812)
New Town Street (1812)
Zahar'evskaya street (1812-1918)
Gaupshtrasse (1918)
Soviet Street (1919)
Adam Mickiewicz Street (1919-1920)
Soviet Street (1920-1941)
Gaupshtrasse (1941-1944)
25 of March Street (1944)
Soviet Street (1944-1952)
Stalin Avenue (1952-1961)
Lenin Avenue (1961-1991)
Francysk Skaryna Avenue (1991-2005)
Independence Avenue (2005-present)[1]
Length15 km (9 mi)
Known forcentral avenue of Minsk

Independence Avenue (Belarusian: праспект Незалежнасці, Russian: проспект Независимости) (Praspiekt Niezaliežnasci) is the main street of Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Independence Avenue crosses Minsk radially from its centre towards the North-East. Length of the avenue is about 15 km (9.3 mi).[2]

Notable landmarks[edit]

Key landmarks located from West to East:

World Heritage Status[edit]

Architectural ensemble of Francysk Scaryna avenue in Minsk (1940s-1950s) is in the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List (Cultural property).[3]

Interesting facts[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b "5 Curious Facts About Minsk Main Street That Might Become New UNESCO Site - BelarusFeed". BelarusFeed. 2016-09-07. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  3. ^ Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage (PDF). UNESCO. 2014. p. 18.
  4. ^ "Проспект Независимости в Минске за свою историю поменял 14 названий". TUT.BY (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-07-02.

External links[edit]

Media related to Niezaliežnasci Avenue, Minsk at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°55′00″N 27°35′09″E / 53.9167°N 27.5858°E / 53.9167; 27.5858