Braslaw District

Braslaw District is a district in the Vitebsk Region, Belarus.[1] Its administrative centre is Braslaw.

Braslaw District
Браслаўскі раён
District
Coat of arms of Braslaw District
Location of Braslaw District
Coordinates: 55°38′36″N 27°03′41″E / 55.64333°N 27.06139°E / 55.64333; 27.06139Coordinates: 55°38′36″N 27°03′41″E / 55.64333°N 27.06139°E / 55.64333; 27.06139
Country Belarus
RegionFlag of Vitsebsk Voblasts.svg Vitebsk Region
Area
 • Total2,270 km2 (880 sq mi)
Elevation
131 m (430 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total26,324
 • Density12/km2 (30/sq mi)

Braslau Raion is famous for its numerous lakes. The National Park and popular tourist region Braslau Lakes is situated here. The largest lakes are Dryvyaty (the fifth largest in Belarus), Snudy (the ninth largest in Belarus), Strusto (the sixteenth largest in Belarus), Richi (the seventeenth largest in Belarus).[2]

Notable residentsEdit

Alesia Furs (1925 - 2017), member of the Belarusian independence movement and Anti-Soviet resistance and a Gulag prisoner.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vitebsk Region" (in Belarusian). vitebsk-region.gov.by. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  2. ^ "Main characteristics of the largest lakes of Belarus". Land of Ancestors. Data of the Research Laboratory for Lake Study of the Belarus State University. 2011. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  3. ^ "slounik.org: Furs Alesia (Фурс Алеся)". slounik.org