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Demographics Of Belarus
The DEMOGRAPHICS OF BELARUS is about the demographic features of the population of Belarus
Belarus
, including population growth, population density , ethnicity , education level, health, economic status, religious affiliations, and other aspects of the population. The ethnic majority in Belarus
Belarus
are called Belarusians
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Azarychy, Gomel Region
AZARYCHY (Belarusian : Азарычы, Russian : Озаричи) is a town in Kalinkavichy District , Gomel Region , Belarus . HISTORYThe village had an important Jewish community. Germans occupied the town from November 1941 to January 1944 and built 3 camps. Between 9,000 and 13,000 of the up to 50,000 imprisoned Belarusian and Russian men, women and children did not survive their incarceration at the camps. REFERENCES Wikimedia Commons has media related to AZARYčY . * ^ http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-1947589 * ^ http://khatyn.by/de/genocide/ccs/ozarichi/ * ^ http://memorialmuseums.org/eng/denkmaeler/view/353/Denkmal-f%C3%BCr-die-Opfer-der-Lager-von-Osaritschi * ^ http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/bib157735Coordinates : 52°27′49″N 29°16′02″E / 52.4636°N 29.2672°E / 52.4636; 29.2672 This Belarus location article is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Vetrino
VETRINO (Bulgarian : Ветрино, pronounced ) is a village in northeastern Bulgaria , part of Varna Province . It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Vetrino Municipality , which lies in the western part of the Province. The village is located about 45 kilometres from the provincial capital of Varna and nearly the same distance from Shumen . As of December 2009, the village has a population of 1,036 inhabitants. Vetrino is twinned with Dubňany in the Czech Republic , Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi in Ukraine and Yeniçiftlik in Turkey . Vetrino Glacier on Smith Island , South Shetland Islands is named after Vetrino. East of Vetrino at 43°18'52"N 27°30'25"E, there is Bulgaria's only 750 kV-substation. There are only three other facilities of this kind in the European Union
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Russians
RUSSIANS (Russian : русские, russkiye) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
. The majority of Russians inhabit the nation state of Russia
Russia
, while notable minorities exist in other former Soviet states such as Belarus
Belarus
, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
, Ukraine
Ukraine
and the Baltic states . A large Russian diaspora also exists all over the world, with notable numbers in the United States, Germany, Israel, and Canada. Russians
Russians
are the most numerous ethnic group in Europe
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Poles
1,000,000 OTHER COUNTRIES UNITED KINGDOM 630,000 ARGENTINA 500,000 BELARUS 295,000 RUSSIA 273,000 AUSTRALIA 216,056 LITHUANIA 212,800 UKRAINE 144,130 IRELAND 122,585 NORWAY 120,000 ITALY 109,018 SWEDEN 75,323 BELGIUM 70,600 SPAIN 70,606 AUSTRIA 69,898 NETHERLANDS 60,000 LATVIA 44,783 DENMARK 37,876 KAZAKHSTAN 34,057 SOUTH AFRICA 30,000 CZECH REPUBLIC 20,305 PARAGUAY 16,748 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 14,500 GREECE 14,145 ICELAND 10,540 VENEZUELA 9,000 PERU 7,000 HUNGARY 5,730 MOLDOVA 4,174 ROMANIA 3,671 SLOVAKIA 3,084 FINLAND 3,000 NEW ZEALAND 2,166 ESTONIA 1,747 LANGUAGE
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Ukrainians
UKRAINIANS (Ukrainian : українці, ukrayintsi, ) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Ukraine
Ukraine
, which is by total population the sixth-largest nation in Europe
Europe
. The Constitution of Ukraine applies the term 'Ukrainians' to all its citizens. Also among historical names of the people of Ukraine, Rusyns (Ruthenians), Cossacks
Cossacks
, etc. can be found. According to most dictionary definitions, a descriptive name for the "inhabitants of Ukraine" is Ukrainian or Ukrainian people. Rusyns are another related group found in western Ukraine, which are frequently referred to as being an ethnic subgroup of Ukrainians. The Rusyns are also further divided into subgroups of tribes consisiting of the Hutsuls
Hutsuls
, Boykos
Boykos
, and Lemkos
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Lubcha
LUBCHA (Belarusian : Любча, Lubča, Russian : Любча, Polish : Lubcz, Yiddish : לובטש‎ Lubtsh) is a town near Nioman River , in Belarus
Belarus
, Hrodna Voblast , Navahrudak rajon, 23 km from Navahrudak . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Sights * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYBefore World War II, approximately 1500 Jews lived in Lubcha. There were 2 synagogues and a Jewish cemetery. The German forces occupied the village at the end of June 1941. A short time after their arrival, the Germans selected 50 Jewish men and brought them to Novogrudok, where they were shot. In March 1942, a ghetto was fenced in and Jews from surroundings villages, like Delatyche, were brought into the ghetto. Later, three members of the Judenrat and Jewish police were shot by the Germans under the pretext of bad hygienic conditions inside the ghetto
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Damachava
Coordinates : 51°45′N 23°36′E / 51.750°N 23.600°E / 51.750; 23.600 DAMACHAVA (Belarusian : Дамачава; Russian : Домáчево, DOMACHEVO, Polish : Domaczewo) is a town , Brest Raion , Brest Voblast . HISTORYThe majority of the town inhabitants were Jewsih before World War II. From November 1941, the Jews were kept imprisoned in a ghetto . September 1942 they were murdered in a mass execution. REFERENCES * ^ Domachevo website (in Russian) * ^ "Domaczewo" in an 1881 Polish geographical dictionary * ^ http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/he/research/ghettos_encyclopedia/ghetto_details.asp?cid=232#!prettyPhoto * ^ http://moreshet.pl/he/node/400 * ^ http://www.sztetl.org.pl/en/city/domaczewo/ This Belarus
Belarus
location article is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Slawharad
SLAWHARAD or SLAVGOROD (Belarusian : Слаўгарад; Russian : Славгород, Polish : Sławograd) is a town in Mogilev Region , Eastern Belarus . It is located in the east of the Region, on the banks of the Sozh River at the confluence with the Pronya River , and serves as the administrative center of Slawharad Raion . As of 2009, its population was 7,992. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Economy * 2.1 Industry * 2.2 Transportation * 3 Culture and recreation * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYSlawharad was first mentioned in the chronicles in 1136 as PRUPOY. It was also mentioned later under the names of Proposhensk, Propolsk, and PROPOYSK. In the 14th century, Propoysk became a part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania , and eventually of Poland , where it was a part of Mstsislaw Voivodeship . Propoysk was badly damaged during the Russo–Polish War (1654–67)
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Zaslawye
ZASLAWYE or ZASLAŭJE (Belarusian : Засла́ўе, ; Russian : Заславль; Polish : Zasław; Lithuanian : Zaslavlis) is a historic city in Minsk
Minsk
Province of Belarus
Belarus
, 20 kilometres northwest of Minsk
Minsk
. In 2009 its population was 14,400. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Sites * 4 Notable residents * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYAccording to chronicles, Zaslawye
Zaslawye
was founded in 985 by Vladimir the Great who sent his wife Rogneda to live here with their son Izyaslav of Polotsk , the founder of the princely house of Polatsk
Polatsk
. The town's current name derives from Izyaslav's name. In the early Middle Age the town was centre of the Duchy of Zaslawye . In the 11th century, the town was heavily fortified; much of its territory has been designated an archaeological reservation
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Yanovichi
YANOVICHI (Belarusian : Я́навічы Yanavichy, Russian : Яновичи Yanovichi, Polish : Janowicze) is a town in the Vitebsk District in Belarus . It is located about 36 kilometers east of Vitebsk . The population is 929 inhabitants (2009). HISTORYIn 1939, Yanovichi had 709 Jewish residents (34.8% of the total population). On August 15, 1941, 149 Jews from the village were shot in the nearby village of Valki. On September 10, 1941 a ghetto of Jews in the village was liquidated and the inhabitants shot in the nearby village of Zaitsevo
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Vidzy
VIDZY (in Belarusian : Відзы ; en Russian: Видзы ; en Polish : Widze) is an urban settlement in the Vitebsk Region , in Belorus . In 2014 the population was 1,684 inhabitants.
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History Of The Jews In Belarus
The JEWS IN BELARUS were the third largest ethnic group in the country in the first half of the 20th century. Before World War II, Jews
Jews
were the third among the ethnic groups in Belarus
Belarus
and comprised more than 40% of the population in cities and towns. The population of cities such as Minsk
Minsk
, Pinsk
Pinsk
, Mahiliou , Babrujsk
Babrujsk
, Viciebsk
Viciebsk
, and Homiel
Homiel
was more than 50% Jewish. In 1897 there were 724,548 Jews
Jews
in Belarus, or 13.6% of the total population. Some 800,000 Jews—90% of the Jewish population—were killed in Belarus
Belarus
during the Holocaust
Holocaust

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Armenians
ARMENIANS (Armenian : հայեր, hayer ) are an ethnic group native to the Armenian Highlands
Armenian Highlands
. Armenians
Armenians
constitute the main population of Armenia
Armenia
and the de facto independent Artsakh . There is a wide-ranging diaspora of around 5 million people of full or partial Armenian ancestry living outside modern Armenia. The largest Armenian populations today exist in Russia , the United States , France , Georgia , Iran
Iran
, Germany, Ukraine , Lebanon
Lebanon
, Brazil and Syria
Syria
. With the exceptions of Iran
Iran
and the former Soviet states, the present-day Armenian diaspora was formed mainly as a result of the Armenian Genocide
Armenian Genocide

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Latvians
Latvia
Latvia
1,229,067 (2014) Other significant population centers: UNITED KINGDOM 102,000 (2014) UNITED STATES 96,070–102,000 (2009) CANADA 27,870 (2006) GERMANY 27,752 (2014) BRAZIL 25,000 (2002) IRELAND 20,593 (2011) AUSTRALIA 20,509 (2016) RUSSIA 20,068 (2010) NEW ZEALAND 20,000 (2004) NORWAY 8,077 (2013) UKRAINE 5,079 (2001) SWEDEN 4,116 (2009) DENMARK 3,799 (2012) SPAIN 3,711 (2011) ITALY 2,689 (2014) LITHUANIA 2,300 (2012) ESTONIA 2,
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Germans
GERMANS (German : Deutsche) are a Germanic ethnic group native to Central Europe
Central Europe
, who share a common German ancestry, culture and history . German is the shared mother tongue of a substantial majority of ethnic Germans. The English term Germans
Germans
has historically referred to the German-speaking population of the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
since the Late Middle Ages
Middle Ages
. Before the collapse of communism and the reunification of Germany
Germany
in 1990, Germans
Germans
constituted the largest divided nation in Europe by far. Ever since the outbreak of the Protestant Reformation within the Holy Roman Empire, German society has been characterized by a Catholic- Protestant
Protestant
divide
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