Facts About Mazyr
Mazyr is one of the oldest cities of historical Ruthenia. First mentioned in the mid-12th century as part of Duchy of Vladimir, and then the Duchy of Kyiv.
Mazyr is twinned with Chojnice, Poland & Severodvinsk, Russia.
Mazyr is the capital of modern rock music of Gomel region, where since 2003 International Festival of Music is organized.
The city received town rights first from king Stefan Batory in 1577 and then from King Sigismund III of Poland in 1609.
Since 1938 the town was a seat of Polesie region, however, in 1954 it lost that status and was administratively attached to the region of Gomel.
Mazyr is a city in Gomel Region of Belarus on the Pripyat River.
The Druzhba pipeline carries crude oil from Russia splitting in two at Mazyr. One pipeline branch is directed into Poland and the other one to Ukraine.
The estimated population of Mazyr is 111,801.
Mazyr is located at approximately 52°03′N 29°15′E.
Mazyr is known as a centre of oil refining, salt extraction, machine building, and food processing in Belarus.