Khoyniki

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Khoiniki

Хойнікі
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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
RegionGomel Region
Area
 • Total20.5 km2 (7.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total13,900
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Khoiniki (Belarusian: Хойнікі, [ˈxɔɪ̯n̪ʲikʲi], Russian: Хойники, Polish: Chojniki) 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. 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.

History

According on historical records, Khoyniki was founded in 1512 although it was not until 1532 that it was first mentioned.[1]

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