Grodno Region

administrative division (voblasć) in Belarus

Grodno/Hrodna Region is a voblast (province) in northwestern Belarus.

Grodno Region
Гродзенская вобласць (be)
Гродненская область (ru)
Location of Grodno Region
Coordinates: 53°40′N 23°50′E / 53.667°N 23.833°E / 53.667; 23.833
Administrative centerHrodna
Largest citiesHrodna - 332,300
Lida - 98,200
Slonim - 51,600
Cities: 12
Urban localities: 21
City raions6
 • Total25,000 km2 (10,000 sq mi)
Highest elevation
323 m (1,060 ft)
Lowest elevation
80 m (260 ft)
 • Total1,123,400
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)

The capital Grodno is the biggest city of the province. It is on the Neman River. Two castles from the 14th - 18th centuries are on the steep right bank of the Nemen. Many say this city is one of the most beautiful in Belarus. The Orthodox St Boris & St Gleb (Kalozhskaya) Church dating back to the 12th century, is the second oldest in Belarus.

The Mir Castle Complex, a 16th-century historical landmark as well as part of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha nature reserve, both UNESCO World Heritage sites are in this region.

The Grodno Region is divided into 17 districts (raions), 194 selsovets, 12 cities, 6 city municipalities, and 21 urban-type settlements.

References change

  1. Highest point: Zamkovaya Mountain
    Lowest point: Spot were the Neman
    crosses the country's border