Salihorsk

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Salihorsk

Салігорск (Belarusian)
Солигорск (Russian)
City
Salihorsk Montage (2017).jpg
Flag of Salihorsk
Flag
Official seal of Salihorsk
Seal
Salihorsk is located in Belarus
Salihorsk
Salihorsk
Location of Salihorsk
Coordinates: 52°48′N 27°32′E / 52.800°N 27.533°E / 52.800; 27.533
Country
Region
Raion
 Belarus
Minsk Region
 Salihorsk Raion
Founded1958
Area
 • City9.19 km2 (3.55 sq mi)
Elevation
153 m (502 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Urban
106,627
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
223710
Area code(s)+375 174
License plate5
WebsiteOfficial website

Salihorsk (Belarusian: Салігорск; Russian: Солигорск, Soligorsk) is a city in Belarus. In 2010 its population was 102,335.[2]

History[edit]

Workers of the Soligorsk potash plant, 1968

The city it is one of the country's newest settlements; its construction begun in 1958.

By January 1, 1964, the city already had more than 18,000 inhabitants, and in May 1963 Soligorsk gained city status.

Geography[edit]

Salihorsk lies in the south of Minsk Region near Slutsk, around 120 km (75 mi) from Minsk.

Sport[edit]

Salihorsk is the home city of Shakhtyor Soligorsk football club as well as HC Shakhtyor Soligorsk in the Belarusian Extraliga ice hockey league.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns and Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Численность населения на 1 января 2018 г. и среднегодовая численность населения за 2017 год по Республике Беларусь в разрезе областей, районов, городов и поселков городского типа". Belstat.gov.by.
  2. ^ (in Russian) 2010 Belarus population statistics Archived 2010-09-18 at the Wayback Machine (RAR file format)
  3. ^ "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Kohtla-Järve linn. Retrieved 1 March 2012.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°48′N 27°32′E / 52.800°N 27.533°E / 52.800; 27.533