Pastavy

Pastavy (Belarusian: Паставы, Lithuanian: Pastovys, Russian: Поставы, Polish: Postawy) is a city in the Vitebsk Region of Belarus, an administrative center of Pastavy District.

Pastavy

Паставы
Поставы

Pastovys
Postawy
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Flag of Pastavy
Flag
Coat of arms of Pastavy
Coat of arms
Pastavy is located in Belarus
Pastavy
Pastavy
Coordinates: 55°07′N 26°50′E / 55.117°N 26.833°E / 55.117; 26.833
Country Belarus
VoblastVitebsk Region
RaionPastavy District
Mentioned1409
Population
 (2010)
 • Total19,800
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
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LocationEdit

Pastavy is located on the river Myadelki. Postavy Air Base is located 5 km west of Pastavy.

AmenitiesEdit

Pastavy has a station on the railway line between Vitebsk and Vilnius, Lithuania.

HistoryEdit

Pastavy has several historic buildings including 18th-century houses and 19th-century church.[1] In 2009, Pastavy celebrated its 600th anniversary.

Within the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Pastavy was part of Vilnius Voivodeship. In 1793, Pastavy was acquired by the Russian Empire as a result of the Second Partition of Poland.

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

From 6 July 1941 until 5 July 1944, Pastavy was occupied by Nazi Germany and administered as a part of Generalbezirk Weißruthenien of Reichskommissariat Ostland.

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Coordinates: 55°07′N 26°50′E / 55.117°N 26.833°E / 55.117; 26.833