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Baranovichy is a city in western-central Belarus in Brest Oblast. It is 6 largest city in the country. Baranovichy is large railway junction and university city.
Baranovichy was first mentioned in 1706 - originally called Baranowicze as a private property of a Polish family named Rozwadowski. In 18 century it became a Russian territory in effect of Partitions of Poland. Village started to grow and became a town. In 1897 its population was 4 600 inhabitans.
During the Polish-Soviet war it was reclaimed by Poland. In 1919 it received the city rights. In 1921 population of Baranowicze had grown to 11 000. 67% of them were Jews, the rest - Belarusians, Poles, Russians.
In 1939 Baranovichy had 30 000 inhabitans and was one of the largest cities in Nowogrodek Voivodship.
During the World War II city became a part of Soviet Union and Belorusian SSR. In 1991 Baranovichi became a part of independent Belarus.
Lenin square is a main and most significant square in Baranovichy. It is the heart of the city, it locates on the... more travel advice
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