Agrotown (Belarus)

An agrotown (Belarusian: Аграгарадок) is an official type of rural settlement in Belarus introduced by a law passed in 1998.[1] The law defines agrotowns as well-developed rural settlements with industrial and social infrastructure to ensure social standards for population living there and in the surrounding areas.

The law further says that if a selsoviet (rural district) has agrotowns, its administrative center must be in an agrotown. If there is more than one agrotown, the selsoviet center is assigned by the District Council of Deputies.


  1. ^ "Закон Республики Беларусь от 5 мая 1998 г. №154-З "Об административно-территориальном делении и порядке решения вопросов административно-территориального устройства Республики Беларусь"". Archived from the original on 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2016-10-22.