Facts About Zhlobin
Zhlobin is twinned with Scalenghe, Italy; Vyksa, Russia & Lianyungang, China.
Zhlobin is a city in the Zhlobin District of Gomel Region of Belarus, on the Dnieper River.
The estimated population of Zhlobin is 76,078.
Professional hockey team Metallurg Zhlobin is situated in the city and plays in the Belarusian Extraleague.
BMZ was established in Zhlobin, it’s one of the largest companies in Belarus. The BMZ is the main sustainer of the town’s economy.
Zhlobin was first mentioned in a letter to the Moscow Tsar in 1664, this is the first official date in the history of Zhlobin.
On April 12, 1942, 1,200 Jews were murdered in Zhlobin.
In the 1600s and 1700s, The Khodkevichys owned the lands around Zhlobin.
In 1919, Zhlobin became part of Soviet Belarus.
Zhlobin is the birthplace of our Belarusian cultural figures N. Kovyazin, D. Zhuravlev, artist V. Zholtak, architect L. Tomkov.