|The first written mention||1654|
|• Total||28 km2 (11 sq mi)|
|Elevation||140 m (460 ft)|
|• Total||80 200|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+3)|
|Postal code||24721х (Russian)|
|Area code(s)||375 (0) (2334) (Russian)|
Zhlobin (Belarusian: Жло́бін; Russian: Жло́бин, Polish: Żłobin, Lithuanian: Žlobinas) is a city in the Zhlobin District of Gomel Region of Belarus, on the Dnieper river. As of 2012, the population is 80.200.
The city is notable for being the location where steelmaker BMZ was established. BMZ is one of the largest companies in Belarus, and an important producer in the worldwide markets of steel wires and cords. The company is the main sustainer of the town's economy.
In 1939, 19% of the town's population was Jewish. During World War II, the Germans captured the Jews and imprisoned them in 2 different ghettos, where they suffered from starvation, disease and abuse. On April 12, 1942, 1,200 Jews were murdered in the ghettos.
Twin towns and sister cities
- "LA CITTA' DI ZHLOBIN E I SUOI ABITANTI" (in Italian). comune.scalenghe.to.it. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- Горад Жлобін // Radzima.org (Belarusian)
- Zhlobin.org: Information and photos (Russian)
- Zhlobin.By: News, photos, useful files (Russian)
- The murder of the Jews of Žlobin during World War II, at Yad Vashem website.
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