Salihorsk

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Saligorsk
Салігорск (Belarusian)
Солигорск (Russian)

Soligorsk
City Hall of Salihorsk
City Hall of Salihorsk
Flag of Saligorsk
Flag
Official seal of Saligorsk
Seal
Saligorsk is located in Belarus
Saligorsk
Saligorsk
Location of Salihorsk
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Country
Voblast
Raion
 Belarus
23x15px Minsk Voblast
 Salihorsk Raion
Founded 1958
Area
 • Total 9.19 km2 (3.55 sq mi)
Elevation 153 m (502 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 108,792
 • Density 12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 223710
Area code(s) +375 174
License plate 5
Website Official website

Salihorsk (Belarusian: Салігорск; Russian: Солигорск, Soligorsk) is a city in Belarus. In 2010 its population was 102,335.[2]

History

Workers of the Soligorsk potash plant, 1968

The city it is one of the country's newest settlements, with its construction begun in 1958.

By January 1, 1964, the city already had more than 18,000 inhabitants, and in May 1963 Soligorsk gained city status.

Geography

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

Sport

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

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

References

  1. "World Gazeeteer". Archived from the original on 11 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. (Russian) 2010 Belarus population statistics (RAR file format)
  3. "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Kohtla-Järve linn. Retrieved 1 March 2012. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

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