Marjina Horka

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Marjina Horka / Marina Gorka
Ма́р'іна Го́рка / Марьина Горка
Town
Monument of Maria - symbol of Mar`ina Horka
Monument of Maria - symbol of Mar`ina Horka
Flag of Marjina Horka / Marina Gorka Ма́р'іна Го́рка / Марьина Горка
Flag
Coat of arms of Marjina Horka / Marina Gorka Ма́р'іна Го́рка / Марьина Горка
Coat of arms
Maryina Horka is located in Belarus
Maryina Horka
Maryina Horka
Maryina Horka
Coordinates: 53°30′25.92″N 28°09′07.92″E / 53.5072000°N 28.1522000°E / 53.5072000; 28.1522000
Country
Voblast
Raion
 Belarus
Minsk Voblast
 Pukhavichy Raion
Founded1222
Area
 • Total8.2 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Elevation
169 m (554 ft)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total21,446
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
222811
Area code(s)+375 1713
License plate5
WebsiteOfficial website

Marjina Horka Belarusian: Ма́р'іна Го́рка, romanizedMarjina Horka, Russian: Марьина Горка, Maryina Gorka, Polish: Maryjna Górka) is a town in Minsk Voblast, Belarus, the capital of the Pukhavichy Raion. As of 2009 its population was 22,500.[2]

Maryina Horka is located 60 km (37.28 mi) south of Minsk. It is traversed by the M5 highway, between Minsk and Babruysk.

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 1222 and received its town (Город, Gorod) status in 1955. The Jewish population, numbering 786 people (12 percent of the total population) in 1939. The town’s Jews were murdered in September 1941.[3]

The 5th Spetsnaz Brigade, first of the Soviet Spetsnaz GRU, now of the Armed Forces of Belarus, has been located here since 1963.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Gazeteer". Archived from the original on 2013-01-11.
  2. ^ (in Russian) 2009 statistics of Belarus Archived 2010-10-30 at the Wayback Machine (Belstat)
  3. ^ http://www.yadvashem.org/untoldstories/database/index.asp?cid=494 The murder of the Jews of Maryina Horka] during World War II, at Yad Vashem website.

External links[edit]

Media related to Maryina Horka at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°30′25.92″N 28°09′07.92″E / 53.5072000°N 28.1522000°E / 53.5072000; 28.1522000