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Zhabinka
Belarusian:Жабінка

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Zhabinka is located in Belarus
Zhabinka
Coordinates: 52°12′02″N 24°01′24″E / 52.20056°N 24.02333°E / 52.20056; 24.02333
Country  Belarus
Voblast Brest Voblast
Raion Zhabinka Raion
Population (2006)
 - Total 12,800
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Zhabinka (Belarusian: Жабінка, IPA: [ˈʐabʲinka]; Russian: Жабинка) is a city in the southwestern Belarusian voblast (province) of Brest. It is the administrative center of the Zhabinka Raion. Its population is 12,800.

History

The name was first mentioned in Russian official papers in 1817.

In 1882 a railway station was built here on the railway line that connected Warsaw, Brest and Moscow. It gave a powerful impetus to the development of the place. Within 2 decades it turned from a village into a town, attracting people of commerce, after the station boosted the economic development of the place.

For 125 years the town has been sprawling along the road from the railway station southwards to the highway Brest-Moscow, that is the major transcontinental traffic artery E30 today. After WW2 a big sugar refinery was built north of the railway line. A big settlement appeared around it. Today Kirov Street starts form the railway station, runs across the town center with a big square and a park, further on southwards to the highway.

Geography

The town lies on the Mukhavets River at the confluence of the tiny Zhabinka River, that is rather a creek. There is the biggest in the district water reservoir Vizzhar (25 ha) in the western part of the town.

There is a big square and a park in the center of the town. The town occupies 9.11 km2.

Coordinates: 52°12′02″N 24°01′24″E / 52.20056°N 24.02333°E / 52.20056; 24.02333

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