Zhlobin

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Zhlobin
Belarusian: Жло́бін
City hall
City hall
Flag of Zhlobin
Flag
Official seal of Zhlobin
Seal
Zhlobin is located in Belarus
Zhlobin
Zhlobin
Coordinates: 52°54′N 30°02′E / 52.900°N 30.033°E / 52.900; 30.033
Country  Belarus
Region Flag of Нomieĺskaja Voblasć. Gomel Region
Dictrict Zhlobin District
The first written mention 1654
Area
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 140 m (460 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 80 200
Time zone EET (UTC+3)
Postal code 24721х (Russian)
Area code(s) 375 (0) (2334) (Russian)
License plate 3

Zhlobin (Belarusian: Жло́бін; Russian: Жло́бин) 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 cord. The company is the main sustainer of the town's economy.

History[edit]

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.[1]

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Coordinates: 52°54′N 30°02′E / 52.900°N 30.033°E / 52.900; 30.033