Where is Vitebsk located?

Andrey Kresrerev
Andrey Kresrerev
April 8, 2015
Where is Vitebsk located?

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Vitebsk is one of the most interesting cities of the Republic of Belarus. In this article we will tell about where Vitebsk is located, as well as about the main features of this city.

Let's briefly look at the history of Vitebsk.

Information about the city of Vitebsk

Vitebsk is located in the north-east of Belarus, in the eastern part of the Vitebsk region. It is located near the river Western Dvina. A remarkable feature of this city is that it is one of the oldest cities in Belarus. At the same time, Vitebsk is a rather large administrative center. Also, the city is of significant geological interest. Here are located such mountains as Uspenskaya, Dukhovskaya, Yurieva Gorka, Ostrana Mogila and others.

According to the chronicles, Vitebsk was founded around 1100 AD. Since then, the city has undergone many changes. In the middle of the 16th century, the city became Vitebsk province. It served many soldiers and recruits.

Now Vitebsk is not only an administrative, but also a cultural center of Belarus.The city has a health system, there are research institutes, five higher educational institutions (Vitebsk State University named after PM Masherov, Vitebsk State Technological University, etc.), a theological seminary.

Festivals are often held in Vitebsk, the most famous of which is the Slavic Bazaar.

Also in this city is quite well developed industry. In particular, there are more than 300 enterprises of machine-building, light industry, food industry, production of electrical appliances, construction materials.

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