"BARANOVICHY" Baranavichy by sihi

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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.

Baranovichy is city of railway and industry.

  • Last visit to Baranavichy: Nov 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2011 at 6:07 AM

    I like looking at old railways :-)

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Jevgeni, fabulous page with brilliant photos of Baranavichy. I especially like the Railway Museum. Belarus is still on my must-visit list.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2010 at 2:44 AM

    Lovely photo's of the stunning Orthodox church!

  • Raimix's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Never heard of it, but seems would be nice to visit. How you got to Belarus? Excursion or individual tour?


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