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Facts About Horki
Horki is a town in the Mogilev Region of Belarus, an administrative centre of Horki District.
Horki was mentioned in written sources (“The Lithuanian Chronicles”) in 1544 as a village.
On December 26, 1861, the Tsarist government ordered to change the status of the village to status of a town.
During World War II, Horki was under German occupation from 12 July 1941 until 26 June 1944.
Current emblem and the flag of the city approved by Presidential Decree 24 August 2006 “On establishing the official heraldic symbols of administrative and territorial units of Mogilev region.”
The estimated population of Horki is 32,777.