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Krasnopolye District

Official web site Krasnopolye district: www.krasnopolie.mogilev-region.by/en

Krasnopolye district is located in the south-east of Mogilev region. It was formed on July 17, 1924. It occupies an area of 1.2 thousand square km. The population of the district is 13.6 thousand people, 43.4% live in towns. The average population density is 11 people per one sq. km. There is a town-type settlement of Krasnopolye (the centre of the district), 102 village settlements, Krasnopolye settlement council and 6 village councils (Vysoky Bor, Gory, Mkhinichi, Sidorovo, Turyevo, Yanovo) in the district.

The eastern part of the district is located within Orsha-Mogilev plain, the rest of the territory - within Chechorsk plain. The surface is flat with numerous hills. 90% of the territory is located at 160-190 m above sea level, the highest point (192 m) is situated near the village of Staiki.

Natural resources: peat, chalk, construction sand, clay and loam.

January's average temperature is minus 7.6 C, June's average temperature - plus 18.5 C. Annual precipitation equals 625 millimeters. Vegetative period lasts 187 days.

The tributaries of the river Sozh start in the district and flow across it (the Goluba, the Yelnya, the Zheunitsa, the Klyapinka, the Pokot, the Senna with the Turya, the Yakushovka). The Besed's tributaries also start here (the Paluzh with the Kurakovka and the Goryanka, the Kovpita with the Berlyanka and the Kozelka). The Paluzh reservoir is located in the south-east.

The prevailing soil type is sod-podzol (49.3%), sod-podzol marsh (24.9%), sod and sod-carbonate marsh (13.4%). Forests make up 53.3% of the territory and are located mostly in the south. The main tree species are conifers and birch, 19.8% of the woods are man-planted. Marshes occupy 4.4% of the territory.

Krasnopolye district natural sights include an ash-tree forest in the village of Gory, and a dendrogarden "Ivan's farm" near the village of Paluzh.

The total area of agricultural land equals 44.5 thousand hectares, 12 thousand of which is drained land. Agricultural producers specialise in milk and meat cattle breeding, pig breeding, poultry keeping, grain and forage crops, potatoes.

The principal industry branches are food and construction materials production, wood working industry.

Highways run from the centre of the district to the towns of Kostiukovichi, Cherikov, Chechersk and to the city of Mogilev.

There is an architectural monument on the territory of the district - the church of Dmitry Rostovsky in the village of Vydrenka (end of 19th - beginning of 20th century).

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