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 2018, the population was 7,092.

Syanno
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Flag of Syanno
Coat of arms of Syanno
Syanno is located in Belarus
Syanno
Syanno
Location in Belarus
Coordinates: 54°48′N 29°42′E / 54.800°N 29.700°E / 54.800; 29.700Coordinates: 54°48′N 29°42′E / 54.800°N 29.700°E / 54.800; 29.700
Country Belarus
VoblastVitebsk Region
RaionSyanno District
First mentioned1442
Elevation
176 m (577 ft)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total7,092[1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EET)
Postal code
211117
Area code+375 2135

HistoryEdit

The village is first mentioned in a document of 1442.[2] 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.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Численность населения Сенно на 1 января 2018 г." Archived from the original on 2017-07-30.
  2. ^ Малішэўскі У. А., Пабока П. М. (1991). Нашы гарады. Вышэйшая школа. pp. 171–175. ISBN 5-341-00240-7.
  3. ^ "Сергей Буткевич". Hrono.info. Retrieved 2014-03-04.

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