Hoiniki

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Khoiniki
Хойнікі
Flag of Khoiniki
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Official seal of Khoiniki
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Khoiniki is located in Belarus
Khoiniki
Khoiniki
Coordinates: 51°53′21″N 29°57′52″E / 51.88917°N 29.96444°E / 51.88917; 29.96444
Country  Belarus
Region Gomel Region
Area
 • Total 20.5 km2 (7.9 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 13,900
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Khoiniki (Belarusian: Хойнікі, [ˈxɔɪniki]) is a town in Gomel Region, Belarus. In 1986, the area around Khoiniki experienced heavy radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl accident, however the city itself was not significantly affected, only people used to. Today the headquarters of Polesie State Radioecological Reserve is located in the town and it employs over 700 people. The reserve itself is located south of the town in a heavily contaminated area.

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