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Shklow


Škłoŭ (Belarusian: Шклоў, [ʂkɫɔu̯]; Russian: Шклов, Shklov) is a town in Mahilyow Voblast, Belarus, located 35 km north of Mogilev on the Dnieper river. It has a railway station on the line between Orsha and Mogilev. As of 2009, its population was 16,439.[1]

History

  • 1535: First records about the town.
  • 1654, 1656: two battles, see battles of Shkloŭ
  • April 10, 1762: Coat of arms.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus since 1994, held a position as the director of the construction materials plant in Shklov Raion before he became a collective farm manager and then moved into politics.[2]

Transport

  • Railway station
  • 3 bus routes

People

The Jewish family name Shklovsky or Shklover indicates that the person or their ancestors come from Shkloŭ.

See also

References

External links

  • Photos on Radzima.org
  • SHKLOV in the JewishEncyclopedia

Coordinates: 54°13′25″N 30°17′11″E / 54.22361°N 30.28639°E / 54.22361; 30.28639

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