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Vitebsk Region
VITEBSK REGION, VITSEBSK VOBLAST, or VITEBSK OBLAST (Belarusian : Ві́цебская во́бласць, Viciebskaja Vobłasć, pronounced ; Russian : Ви́тебская о́бласть, tr. Vitebskaya Oblast; IPA: ) is a region (voblast ) of Belarus
Belarus
with its administrative center being Vitebsk
Vitebsk
(Viciebsk) . It is located near the border with Russia. As of a 2011, the region had a population of 1,221,800. It has the lowest population density in Belarus
Belarus
at 30.6 p/km². Important cities within the region include Vitebsk
Vitebsk
, Orsha
Orsha
, and Polotsk
Polotsk
/ Navapolatsk
Navapolatsk

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Daugavpils Municipality
DAUGAVPILS MUNICIPALITY (Latvian : Daugavpils novads) is a municipality in Latgalia , Latvia
Latvia
. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Ambeļi parish , Biķernieki parish , Demene parish , Dubna parish , Kalkūne parish , Kalupe parish , Laucesa parish , Līksna parish , Maļinova parish , Medumi parish , Naujene parish , Nīcgale parish , Saliena parish , Skrudaliena parish , Svente parish , Tabore parish , Vabole parish , Vecsaliena parish and Višķi parish , with the administration located in Daugavpils city , which is not included within the municipality
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Capital (political)
A CAPITAL CITY (or simply CAPITAL) is the municipality exercising primary status in a country , state , province , or other administrative region , usually as its seat of government . A capital is typically a city that physically encompasses the offices and meeting places of its respective government ; the status as capital is often designated by its law or constitution . In some jurisdictions , including several countries, the different branches of government are located in different settlements. In some cases, a distinction is made between the official (constitutional) capital and the seat of government, which is in another place. Capital cities that are also the prime economic, cultural, or intellectual centres of a nation or an empire are sometimes referred to as primate cities
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Dagda Municipality
DAGDA MUNICIPALITY (Latvian : Dagdas novads) is a municipality in Latgale , Latvia . The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Andrupene parish , Andzeļi parish , Asūne parish , Bērziņi parish , Dagda parish , Ezernieki parish , Konstantinova parish , Ķepova parish , Svariņi parish , Šķaune parish and Dagda town the administrative centre being Dagda
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Lithuania
Coordinates : 55°N 24°E / 55°N 24°E / 55; 24 LITHUANIA (/ˌlɪθjuˈeɪniə/ ( listen ); Lithuanian : Lietuva ), officially the REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Respublika), is a country in the Baltic region
Baltic region
of northern -eastern Europe
Europe
. One of the three Baltic states
Baltic states
, it is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
, to the east of Sweden
Sweden
and Denmark
Denmark
. It is bordered by Latvia
Latvia
to the north, Belarus
Belarus
to the east and south, Poland
Poland
to the south, and Kaliningrad Oblast
Kaliningrad Oblast
(a Russian exclave ) to the southwest
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Vilnius County
VILNIUS COUNTY (Lithuanian : Vilniaus apskritis) is the largest of the 10 counties of Lithuania
Lithuania
, located in the east of the country around the city Vilnius
Vilnius
. On 1 July 2010, the county administration was abolished, and since that date, Vilnius
Vilnius
County remains as the territorial and statistical unit. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Municipalities * 3 Economy * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYUntil the Partitions of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Partitions of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
in late 18th century the area belonged to the Vilnius
Vilnius
Voivodship and Trakai Voivodship of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

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Utena County
UTENA COUNTY (Lithuanian : Utenos Apskritis) is one of ten counties in Lithuania . It is the country's most sparsely populated county. The capital and the largest city in the county is Utena , which is 95 km (59 mi) from Vilnius , the capital of Lithuania. On 1 July 2010, the county administration was abolished. Since that date, Utena County remains as the territorial and statistical unit. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Municipalities * 3 Economy * 4 Tourism * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYUtena is one of the oldest settlements in Lithuania and is mentioned in historical chronicles as early as in 1261. MUNICIPALITIESIt is divided into six municipalities: * Anykščiai District Municipality * Ignalina District Municipality * Molėtai District Municipality * Utena District Municipality * Visaginas Municipality * Zarasai District Municipality ECONOMYThe county has a well-developed network of roads
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Zilupe Municipality
ZILUPE MUNICIPALITY (Latvian : Zilupes novads) is a municipality in the historical region of Latgale , and the Latgale Planning Region in Latvia
Latvia
. The municipality was formed in 2002 by merging Zaļesje Parish and Zilupe . In 2009 it absorbed Lauderi Parish and Pasiene Parish , the administrative centre being Zilupe. Zilupe , Lauderi , Zaļesje and Pasiene are among the towns and villages located in the municipality
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Latvia
LATVIA, (/ˈlætviə/ ( listen ); Latvian : Latvija ), officially the REPUBLIC OF LATVIA (Latvian: Latvijas Republika), is the second largest country in the Baltic region
Baltic region
of Northern Europe
Europe
and is one of the three Baltic states
Baltic states
. It is bordered by Estonia
Estonia
in the northern region, Lithuania
Lithuania
in the southern, to the east is Russia
Russia
, and Belarus to the southeast, as well as sharing a maritime border with Sweden
Sweden
to the west. Latvia
Latvia
has 1,957,200 inhabitants and a territory of 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi). The country has a temperate seasonal climate
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Selsovet
SELSOVIET (Russian : сельсовет, tr. selsovet; IPA: ; Ukrainian : сільрада, SILRADA) is a shortened name for a RURAL COUNCIL and for the area governed by such a council (Soviet ). The full names for the term are, in Belarusian : се́льскi Саве́т, Russian : се́льский Сове́т, Ukrainian : сільська́ ра́да. Selsoviets were the lowest level of administrative division in rural areas in the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, they were preserved as a third tier of administrative-territorial division throughout Ukraine
Ukraine
, Belarus
Belarus
, and some of the federal subjects of Russia . A selsoviet is a rural administrative division of a district that includes one or several smaller rural localities and is in a subordination to its respective raion administration
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Urban-type Settlement
URBAN-TYPE SETTLEMENT (Russian : посёлок городско́го ти́па - posyolok gorodskogo tipa, abbreviated: п.г.т. - p.g.t.; Ukrainian : селище міського типу – selyshche mis'koho typu, abbreviated: с.м.т. - s.m.t.; Belarusian : пасёлак гарадскога тыпу; Polish : osiedle typu miejskiego; Bulgarian : селище от градски тип – selishte ot gradski tip) is an official designation for a semi-urban settlement (or a former town): * in the past – in the Soviet Union , Poland and Bulgaria * today – in 10 post-Soviet states.This type of locality has been used in all 15 member republics of the former Soviet Union since 1922 when it replaced a number of terms which could have been translated by the English term "town " (Russia – posad , Ukraine – mistechko, Belarus – miastechko (the latter two from Polish "miasteczko ", literally "small town") and others)
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Poland
Coordinates : 52°N 20°E / 52°N 20°E / 52; 20 Republic
Republic
of Poland Rzeczpospolita
Rzeczpospolita
Polska (Polish ) Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: "Mazurek Dąbrowskiego " (English: "
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Baltic States
Coordinates : 55°N 24°E / 55°N 24°E / 55; 24 The BALTIC STATES, also known as the BALTIC COUNTRIES, BALTIC REPUBLICS, BALTIC NATIONS, or simply the BALTICS (Estonian : Balti riigid, Baltimaad, Latvian : Baltijas valstis, Lithuanian : Baltijos valstybės), is a geopolitical term used for grouping the three sovereign countries in Northern Europe
Europe
on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
: Estonia
Estonia
, Latvia
Latvia
, and Lithuania
Lithuania
. The term is not used in the context of cultural areas , national identity or language . The three countries cooperate on a regional level in several intergovernmental organizations . All three countries are members of the European Union
European Union
, NATO
NATO
and the Eurozone
Eurozone

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Lake Lukomlskoye
LAKE LUKOMLSKOYE or LUKOML LAKE (Belarusian : Лукомскае возера or Лукомальскае возера, Russian : Лукомльское озеро) is a lake in the Chashniki
Chashniki
district , Vitsebsk Voblast , of Belarus
Belarus
. It is the fourth largest lake in Belarus. The Lukoml power station is located by it in the city of Novolukoml . REFERENCES * ^ A B C D "Main characteristics of the largest lakes of Belarus". Land of Ancestors. Data of the Research Laboratory for Lake
Lake
Study of the Belarus
Belarus
State University. 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2013. This Belarus
Belarus
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Ukraine
42,418,235 (32nd ) • 2001 CENSUS 48,457,102 • DENSITY 73.8/km2 (191.1/sq mi) (115th ) GDP (PPP ) 2017 estimate • TOTAL $366 billion (50th ) • PER CAPITA $9,125 (114th ) GDP (NOMINAL) 2017 estimate • TOTAL $103 billion (62nd ) • PER CAPITA $2,599 (132nd ) GINI (2015) 25.5 low · 18th HDI (2015) 0.743 high · 84th CURRENCY Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH ) TIME ZONE EET (UTC +2 ) • SUMMER (DST ) EEST (UTC +3) DRIVES ON THE right CALLING CODE +380 ISO 3166 CODE UA INTERNET TLD * .ua * .укр * An independence referendum was held on 1 December, after which Ukrainian independence was finalized on 26 December. THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS CYRILLIC TEXT
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Russia
Coordinates : 60°N 90°E / 60°N 90°E / 60; 90 Russian Federation Росси́йская Федера́ция (Russian ) Rossiyskaya Federatsiya Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: "Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii " (transliteration ) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation" Location of Russia
Russia
(green) Russian-administered Crimea
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