Voranava or Voronovo (Belarusian: Воранава, Russian: Вороново, Polish: Woronów, Werenowo, Lithuanian: Varanavas) is a town in Belarus, in Grodno Region. It is the administrative center of the Voranava district. It is located about 32 km (20 mi) from Lida and 13 km (8 mi) from the Belarusian-Lithuanian border.

Voranava
Town
Flag of Voranava
Coat of arms of Voranava
Voranava is located in Belarus
Voranava
Voranava
Coordinates: 54°09′N 25°19′E / 54.150°N 25.317°E / 54.150; 25.317Coordinates: 54°09′N 25°19′E / 54.150°N 25.317°E / 54.150; 25.317
Country Belarus
RegionGrodno Region
DistrictVoranava District
Elevation
165 m (541 ft)
Population
 (2007)
7,000

HistoryEdit

Within the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Voranava was part of Vilnius Voivodeship. In 1795, the town was acquired by the Russian Empire in the course of the Third Partition of Poland.

From 1921 until 1939, Voranava 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 23 June 1941 until 11 July 1944, Voranava was occupied by Nazi Germany and administered as a part of the Generalbezirk Weißruthenien of Reichskommissariat Ostland.

PopulationEdit

  • 1865 — 468 people, (333 Jews, 117 Catholics, 18 Orthodox).
  • 1905 — 500
  • 1921 — 1,232
  • 1976 — 3,600
  • 1990 — 6,800
  • 1996 — 6,700
  • 2004 — 6,600
  • 2005 — 6,559
  • 2006 — 6,498
  • 2007 — 6,400
  • 2008 — 6,400
  • 2015 — 6,200
  • 2016 — 6,434

In Voronovo district today live more than 32,000 people, 83% are ethnic Poles.

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