Rahachow[a] or Rogachev (Belarusian: Рагачо́ў, romanizedRahačoŭ,[b] IPA: [raɣaˈtʂou̯]; Russian: Рогачёв, romanizedRogachyov; Polish: Rohaczów; Yiddish: ראגאטשאוו, IPA: [ragat͡ʃov]) is a town in Gomel Region, Belarus. It serves as the administrative center of Rahachow District.[1] Rahachow is located between the Drut and Dnieper rivers. As of 2023, it has a population of 32,029.[1]

Рагачоў (Belarusian)
Рогачёв (Russian)
Flag of Rahachow
Coat of arms of Rahachow
Rahachow is located in Belarus
Coordinates: 53°6′N 30°3′E / 53.100°N 30.050°E / 53.100; 30.050
RegionGomel Region
DistrictRahachow District
 • Total18.06 km2 (6.97 sq mi)
136 m (446 ft)
 • Total32,029
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK)
Postal code
Area code+375 2339
Licence plate3
WebsiteOfficial website (in Russian)

History edit

The town is first mentioned in 1142 in Russian chronicles.[2] From the late thirteenth century it was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and then the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. In 1772, the area was annexed by the Russian Empire.

On 16 July 1863 the local landowner Tomasz Hryniewicz was executed here by a Russian firing squad for leading the Rahachow detachment of Polish insurgents.

During World War II, Rahachow was occupied by the German Army from 2 July 1941 to 13 July 1941, and again from 14 August 1941 to 24 February 1944.

Rahachow also has a popular dairy product factory, whose products are supplied across Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.

Notable people edit

Sights edit

  • Church of St. Anthony of Padua
  • Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky
  • "Castle Hill" - a hill on which the castle of Queen Bona was located
  • Monument to the founding of the city in the center of the "Castle Hill" with the inscription "From here the city of Rogachev went in the summer of 1142."
  • Jewish Cemetery in Rahachow
  • The building of the former zemstvo council
  • House of merchant Belenky
  • Eco-Museum "Belarusian Lyalka"
  • Museum of Popular Glory
  • House of Uladzimir Karatkievich's grandfather
  • Monument to condensed milk
  • Rahachow booms[clarification needed]
  • Icon of the Mother of God with four hands
  • Three family tombs - Greshnerov, Iolshinov, Verzheisky
  • Memorial to the leader of the national liberation uprising of 1863 Tomas Grinevich

Notes edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Численность населения на 1 января 2023 г. и среднегодовая численность населения за 2022 год по Республике Беларусь в разрезе областей, районов, городов, поселков городского типа". belsat.gov.by. Archived from the original on 17 April 2023. Retrieved 5 August 2023.
  2. ^ Dimnik, Martin (12 June 2003). The Dynasty of Chernigov, 1146–1246. Cambridge University Press. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-139-43684-7.

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