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Khotimsk District

Official web site Khotimsk district: www.khotimsk.mogilev-region.by/en

Khotimsk district is located in the east of Mogilev region. It was created on July 17, 1924. The area of the district is 0.9 thousand square km. The population counts 18 thousand people. The town-type settlement of Khotimsk (district centre), 93 rural settlements, 8 rural councils are situated on its territory.

The district's territory is lowland within the Orsha-Mogilev and Chechorskaya lowlands. The heights of 160-180 m above sea level prevail, the highest point being 189 m.

Mineral wealth includes peat, glass and building sand, clay, loam.

The average temperature in January is - minus 8 degrees centigrade, in July - plus 18.5 degrees centigrade. The average annual precipitation is 593 mm. Vegetation period makes up 185 days.

The chief river is the Besed with its tributaries the Yelenka, the Olshovka, the Zhedun. Forests, predominantly coniferous, birch, fir, aspen occupy 26% of the district's territory.

Agricultural lands account for 59.8% of the district's territory. The soils are sod-podsolic (54.2%), sod-podsolic swamped (24.2%).

Cattle breeding and flax-growing constitute the basis of the district's agriculture. Agricultural enterprises grow grain and fodder crops, potatoes.

The industry is represented by food producing enterprises, building materials companies, flax mills.

Khotimsk - Klimovichi and Khotimsk - Kostiukovichi motor ways cross the district.

The town-type settlement of Khotimsk is the centre of Khotimsk district. The town is situated on the Besed, 207 km away from Mogilev, 37 km away from Kommunary railway station on Krichev-Unecha line. The settlement is connected by motor ways with Kostiukovichi and Surazh. The population is 8 thousand people.

Khotimsk has become known since 1430 as the village of Khotiml.

The main enterprises are those of building materials, food industry enterprises, flax mills.

The town's architectural monuments include churches, fragments of dwelling districts of the 19th - early 20th century.

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