Novalukoml

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Novalukoml
Lukoml power station
Lukoml power station
Flag of Novalukoml
Flag
Coat of arms of Novalukoml
Coat of arms
Novalukoml is located in Belarus
Novalukoml
Novalukoml
Location in Belarus
Coordinates: 54°39′25″N 29°09′00″E / 54.65694°N 29.15000°E / 54.65694; 29.15000Coordinates: 54°39′25″N 29°09′00″E / 54.65694°N 29.15000°E / 54.65694; 29.15000
Country  Belarus
Voblast Vitebsk Region
Raion Chashniki Raion
Founded 1964
Elevation 166 m (545 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 13,039
Time zone EET (UTC+3)
Postal code 211162
Area code(s) +375 2133
License plate 2

Novalukoml is a city in Chashniki district, Vitebsk Region, Belarus by Lukoml Lake. Lukoml power station is located in the city.

History[edit]

Novalukoml was first mentioned in 1463 as a Polish and Lithuanian commonwealth camp. It was later captured by the Russians in the 18th century. It was later a Soviet city. The Fedorov Avtomat was first tested here. In 1941 it was captured by the Germans and recaptured sometime in between May and August 1943. There were also various clashes by Russian gangs in 1990 because Belarus was gaining independence.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic Group Percentage
Belarusians 68.7%
Russians 12.3%
Tatars 9%
Lithuanians 3.6%
Other 6.4%