Senno or Syanno (Belarusian: Сянно, Russian: Сенно́, Polish: Sienno, Lithuanian: Siano) is a city in the Vitebsk Region of Belarus. It is 58 km (36 mi) southwest of Vitebsk on the southern shore of Senno Lake. As of the 2010, the population was 8,000.

HistoryEdit

 
Coat of Arms of Syanno.

The village is first mentioned in a document of 1534, although there are indications it already existed in the middle of the 15th century. Fairs were held there, and a lively hay market gave it its name (Russian: сено seno 'hay'). From the first half of the 17th century it belonged to the Sapieha family; from the second half of the 18th century, to the Ogińskis. In 1772 it became part of the Russian Empire.

In 1924, Senno became part of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. During World War II, it was the site of a major tank battle in July 1941.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Сергей Буткевич". Hrono.info. Retrieved 2014-03-04.

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Coordinates: 54°48′N 29°42′E / 54.800°N 29.700°E / 54.800; 29.700