Malaryta

Malaryta (Belarusian: Малары́та) or Malorita (Russian: Малори́та, Polish: Małoryta) is a city in the southwest part of Brest Region, Belarus. It is the administrative centre of Malaryta District. The name of the city comes from the Ryta river.

Malaryta

Маларыта
Coat of arms of Malaryta
Coat of arms
Malaryta is located in Belarus
Malaryta
Malaryta
Coordinates: 51°47′N 24°05′E / 51.783°N 24.083°E / 51.783; 24.083
Country Belarus
RegionBrest Region
DistrictMalaryta District
Mentioned1566
Population
 (2006)
 • Total11,300
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
225910
Area code(s)+375 1651
License plate1

HistoryEdit

Within the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Malaryta was part of Brest Litovsk Voivodeship. In 1795, Malaryta was acquired by the Russian Empire as a result of the Third Partition of Poland.

From 1921 until 1939, Malaryta (Małoryta) was part of the Second Polish Republic. In September 1939, Malaryta was occupied by the Red Army and, on 14 November 1939, incorporated into the Byelorussian SSR.

From 22 June 1941 until 20 July 1944, Malaryta was occupied by Nazi Germany and administered as a part of the Generalbezirk Wolhynien-Podolien of Reichskommissariat Ukraine.

Born in MalarytaEdit

Leonid Taranenko, Barys Pukhouski.

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Coordinates: 51°47′N 24°05′E / 51.783°N 24.083°E / 51.783; 24.083