Vysokaye

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Vysokaye

Высокае
Coat of arms of Vysokaye
Coat of arms
Vysokaye is located in Belarus
Vysokaye
Vysokaye
Coordinates: 52°22′7″N 23°22′50″E / 52.36861°N 23.38056°E / 52.36861; 23.38056
Country Belarus
RegionBrest Region
DistrictKamenets District
Mentioned14th century
Population
 (2006)
 • Total5,200
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
225217
Area code(s)+375 1643
License plate1

Vysokaye (Belarusian: Высокае; Ukrainian: Високе, Vysoke; Polish: Wysokie, Wysokie Litewskie; Russian: Высокое) is a town in Brest Region, Belarus. The westernmost point of Belarus is located a few kilometers to the southwest from Vysokaye town on the Bug River.[1]

It is at an altitude of 524 feet. The approximate population for a 7 kilometer area from this point is 2300 people. There is a conflicting report that in 1991 the population was 5200 people. This city has a railway station on the Brest line.

Etymology

Vysokaye means "high" (same as Polish: Wysokie), as in Wysokie Litewskie (Lithuanian Heights). That was also its name before 1939 when it belonged to Poland. It is about 15 kilometers from Polish border.

There are numerous spelling variants of the shtetl's name, which include: Hyssoke, Litowan, Litowsvan, Vishuker, Visoke DeLita, Visoko Sitoromos, Visoky Litovsk, Vosokie Litew, Vysokaje, Vysoke DeLita, Vysoke Litevske, Vysoko Litevks, Vysoko Litovsk, Vysokoe, Vysokoye, Wishko, Wisoke Litovsk, Wisoki, Wisoki Dalita, Wisokie Litofsk, Wisokie Litovsk, Wisoko Litowsk, Wissokie, Wysoke Litewski, Wysoki Litewskie, Wysokie Litewskie, Wysokie Litowski, Wysoky.

History

Within the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vysokaye was part of Brest Litovsk Voivodeship. In 1795, Vysokaye was acquired by the Russian Empire as a result of the Third Partition of Poland.

From 1921 until 1939, Vysokaye (Wysokie Litewskie) was part of the Second Polish Republic. In September 1939, Vysokaye was occupied by the Red Army and, on 14 November 1944, incorporated into the Byelorussian SSR.

From 23 June 1941 until 28 July 1944, Vysokaye was occupied by Nazi Germany and administered as a part of Bezirk Bialystok.

References

  1. ^ "Main Geographic Characteristics of the Republic of Belarus". Land of Ancestors. The Scientific and Production State Republican Unitary Enterprise “National Cadastre Agency” of the State Property Committee of the Republic of Belarus. 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2013.

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Coordinates: 52°22′7″N 23°22′50″E / 52.36861°N 23.38056°E / 52.36861; 23.38056