Obol / Obal
Оболь / Обаль
Remains of Hrabnicki Palace,
a cultural heritage monument of Belarus
|Elevation||150 m (490 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code(s)||+375 2130|
In 1866, the construction of the Riga-Oryol railway contributed to its growth. The village was occupied from August 1941 to June 26, 1944 by the Nazi German troops, during World War II. In 1968 it was elevated from the status of village to the one of urban-type settlement.
Located in the middle of its Voblast, Obol lies between Vitebsk (64 km southeast) and Polatsk (36 km northwest), and is crossed by the homonym river. It is 21 km from Shumilino, 45 from Navapolatsk and 228 from Minsk. The town is served by the P20 highway and by the Smolensk-Vitebsk-Daugavpils-Riga railway.
- Zinaida Portnova (1926–1944), Russian partisan, Hero of the Soviet Union. In 1942 she joined the Belarusian resistance movement, becoming a member of the local underground Komsomol organization in Obol.
- (in Russian) Obol on globus.tut.by
- "Demographics of Belarus" (in Russian). Retrieved August 26, 2016.
- 25105764 Obol on OpenStreetMap
- (in Russian) Ufarkinym, Nickolai V. "Портнова Зинаида Мартыновна" [Portnov Zinaida Martinovna]. warheroes.ru. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
- (in Swedish) Info at Ödeshög municipal website
- Media related to Obaĺ at Wikimedia Commons