|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)|
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 cord. The company is the main sustainer of the town's economy.
In 1939, Jews formed 19% of the town's population. During WWII, Germans kept them imprisoned in 2 different ghettos, where they suffered from starvation, diseases and abuses. On April 12, 1942, 1,200 Jews of the ghettos were murdered.
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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