Salihorsk

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Salihorsk (Belarusian: Салігорск [salʲiˈɣorsk]; Russian: Солигорск [səlʲɪˈɡorsk], Soligorsk) is a city in Belarus. In 2018 its population was 106,627.

Salihorsk
Салігорск (Belarusian)
Солигорск (Russian)
City
Salihorsk Montage (2017).jpg
Flag of Salihorsk
Coat of arms of Salihorsk
Salihorsk is located in Belarus
Salihorsk
Salihorsk
Location of Salihorsk
Coordinates: 52°48′N 27°32′E / 52.800°N 27.533°E / 52.800; 27.533
Country
Region
Raion
 Belarus
Minsk Region
 Salihorsk District
Founded1958
Area
 • City9.19 km2 (3.55 sq mi)
Elevation
153 m (502 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Urban
106,627
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
223710
Area code(s)+375 174
License plate5
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

 
Workers of the Soligorsk potash plant, 1968

The city is one of the country's newest settlements; its construction began in 1958.

In May 1963 Soligorsk gained city status, and by January 1964, the city already had more than 18,000 inhabitants.

GeographyEdit

Salihorsk lies in the south of Minsk Region near Slutsk, around 120 km (75 mi) from Minsk.

SportEdit

Salihorsk is the home city of Shakhtyor Soligorsk football club as well as HC Shakhtyor Soligorsk in the Belarusian Extraliga ice hockey league.

International relationsEdit

Twin towns and Sister citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Численность населения на 1 января 2018 г. и среднегодовая численность населения за 2017 год по Республике Беларусь в разрезе областей, районов, городов и поселков городского типа". Belstat.gov.by.
  2. ^ "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Kohtla-Järve linn. Retrieved 1 March 2012.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 52°48′N 27°32′E / 52.800°N 27.533°E / 52.800; 27.533