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Pinsk

Administration
Full namePinsk
Native nameПінск
Пинск
CountryBelarus
VoblastBrest Voblast
RaionPinsk Raion
Mentioned1097
Demography
Total Population129935 (1999 census)
Other information
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code225700-225716, 225745
Area code+375 165
License plate1

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Pinsk ( , , , Yiddish/Hebrew: פינסק, Pinsk), a town in Belarus, in the Polesia region, traversed by the river Pripyat, at the confluence of the Strumen and Pina rivers. The region was known as the Marsh of Pinsk. It is a fertile agricultural center. It lies south-west of Minsk. The population is about 130,000. The city is a small industrial center producing ships sailing the local rivers.

The historic city has a beautifully restored downtown full of two-story buildings dating from the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.


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