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Kirovsk District

Official web site Kirovsk district: www.kirovsk.mogilev-region.by/en

Kirovsk district is located in the south-west of Mogiliov region. It was founded on February 12, 1935. Its area totals 1.3 thousand sq km. Population amounts to 27.9 thousand people, urban population accounts for 36.2%. The average population density makes 22 people per sq km.

The urban settlement of Kirovsk is the district center. The district has 126 rural settlements and is divided into 9 village councils: Borovitski, Gribovichski, Dobosnianski, Kozulichski, Liubonichski, Myshkovichski, Pavlovichski, Skriplitski, Staikovski. The district is located in the southern part of the Central Berezina plain.

The surface of the district is a plain, with valleys. The average altitude is 160-170 m above sea level. The highest point (196.4 m) is near the village of Kozulichi. Natural resources: peat, chalk, sand, gravel, clay.

January's average temperature is minus 6.9 C, June's average temperature - plus 18.2 C. Annual precipitation - 594 millimeters. The vegetative period lasts 192 days.

The Druts river crosses the territory of the district, its tributaries are the Veprinka, the Khmelinka, the Belaya (with the Cherebomirka), the Dobritsa and in the west - the Berezina with its tributaries the Olsa, the Ala, along with the Dobosna (a tributary of the Dnieper). 15 ponds have been formed in the district, Chigirinskoye (on the Druts) is the largest one. Several lakes are located in the district, the largest are Beriozovoye and Zhivin.

The prevailing soil type is sod-podzol (50.3%), and sod-podzol marsh (28.6%), peat-marsh (10.7%). Forests make up 40% of the territory, man-planted woods make up 9.9%, mainly coniferous and birchen. Peat fields account for roughly 1.6% of the territory, the largest are Gonchanskoye, Bolshoye, Zalitvinski Mokh.

Natural attractions of the district are a forest in Chigrinskoye forestry that displays several precious tree species (Siberian larch, Veimutov's fir-tree), Zhilichi Park, an oak-lime alley in Zelionaya Roshcha, an oak wood in Borisov military forestry.

The plough lands total 65.5 thousand hectares, 14 thousand of them are drained land. The major branches of the agriculture are meat and diary cattle-breeding, pig-breeding, flax cultivation and gardening. Farms also cultivate crops and fodder, potatoes.

Companies located in the district produce foodstuffs, garments, process flax and wood. Chigirinskaya hydroelectric power plant operates in the district.

Highways Mogiliov-Bobruisk, Minsk-Gomel cross the territory of the district.

12 secondary and 10 basis schools operate in the district, along with a junior school, the Rosno boarding school, a musical school, an athletic school, 3 art schools, an agricultural college, a vocational school, 21 preschools, 15 houses of culture, 12 clubs, a cinema, 27 libraries, 3 hospitals, 2 out-patients departments, 21 doctor's offices, a health centre, a hunter's house, a holiday house.

The tourist attraction of the district is the palace and the park in Zhilichi that dates back to the 18-19th century, there also operates a history museum.

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