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Grodno region: lakes, bridges, sanatoriums and cities

The Grodno region is a land of beautiful castles, patrimonial estates and fabulous lakes of beauty. It is located in the north-west of the Republic of Belarus and borders on Lithuania and Poland.


These lands were already in the late Paleolithic period. However, fame came to them only in the early 12th century. This was the time of appearance of large cities (Grodno - 1128, Novogrudok - 1212, Volkovysk and Slonim - 1252, Lida - 1380). All of them have an interesting and rich history. Thus, Novogrudok was the first capital of the Lithuanian Grand Duchy. In this city, the ceremony of the coronation of the first King of MKD Mindovg took place.

Centuries passed, but the nobility and power of the Grodno lands remained unchanged. Even after entering the Rossiya at the end of the eighteenth century, they were able to "show" themselves on the positive side. Grodno Province was considered one of the most economically developed territories.

The Soviet period

During the revolution of 1917, active rebellions took place here. In 1921, the peaceful Riga Treaty was signed. According to its provisions, the lands that are in the Prinemansk Territory have moved to Poland. Since September 1939 the Grodno region has become part of the BSSR.
Active guerrilla movement on the territory of the region developed during the Great Patriotic War. In addition, many inhabitants of the Prinemanskaya land took part in battles at the fronts. From Hitler's invaders this region was liberated in July 1944.

Grodno and Grodno region in the postwar years were restored at a rather rapid pace. In the Prinemanskaya Krai, the chemical and textile industries were established. Engineering has also developed.


September 20, 1944 the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR was signed. According to this document, the Grodno Oblast was formed. She became a member of the Byelorussian SSR. The districts of the Grodno region are Volkovysk and Berestovitsky, Svisloch and Grodno, Ivy and Slonim. In this list also Mostovsky and Oshmyansky, Dyatlovo and Karelich, Novogrudok and Voronovsky, Zelven and Lida, Ostrovets and Smorgon, as well as Shchuchinsky. Thus, 17 districts are part of the Grodno region. On the territory of Prinemanskaya land there are twelve cities and twenty-one townships. The villages of the Grodno region are united in 194 village councils.


Grodno region as its coat of arms chose the French shield. On its red field there is an image of a golden bison. In the frame of the shield there are oak branches, which are intertwined with Andrew's ribbon, which has a blue color. The crown crowns the coat of arms.


The Grodno region is an administrative unit, the territory of which is twenty five thousand square meters. Kilometers. This is twelve percent of the total area of Belarus.

The Grodno region is rightly proud of its mixed and coniferous forests. They occupy about thirty percent of its entire territory. The largest rivers of the region are the Neman with its tributaries (Berezina, Shchara, Lebed, Ears, Kotra and Ditva), as well as Narov and Viliya. They decorate this fantastic land and magnificent lakes. The largest of them are White and Svityaz, Molochnoe and Svir, Vishnevskoe and Rybnitsa. As for the climate, it is moderate in the Grodno region. It is somewhat warmer here than in the Vitebsk region, but at the same time cooler than in Gomel and Brest. In January, the average temperature is five to six degrees below zero, and in July - eighteen to nineteen degrees. The vegetative period, which lasts from one hundred ninety to two hundred days a year, contributes to the successful conduct of agriculture.

For Grodno region is characterized by flat terrain. The lowest point of the region and the whole country is the point located at the outlet of the Neman river beyond the borders of the Republic of Belarus. Its mark is at an altitude of 80 m above sea level. In the north-east and north of the region lies the Lida Plain. Its height does not exceed 170 m. Here, too, is the Oshmian Upland, whose marks reach 320 m in some places. The extreme north-east is represented by the Narochan-Vileika lowland. In the east and south there are such heights as Volkovysk, Grodno and Novogrudok. The last of them is the highest point in the region (323 m). It is called the Castle Hill.

Place for rest

The Grodno region (Belarus) will be especially liked by those who love fascinating and active pastime. Prinemanskaya land is one of the most favorable zones of the country for the development of tourism. There is everything necessary for a wonderful and interesting holiday. The lakes of the Grodno region are magnificent. There are a lot of them in this region. Stunningly beautiful lake Svityaz. Here, lovers of fishing can catch pike and yazey, catfish and bream, perches and eels.

The nature of Grodno region is rich and diverse. In the coastal zones of reservoirs, as well as in forests and in the fields, there are about one and a half thousand different kinds of plants. On the territory occupied by the region, there is a part of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Grodno is famous for its natural reserves. There are ten of them on Prinemanskaya land. On the territory of the region there are also fifty monuments of nature. Fans of outdoor activities will be happy to visit excursions, where they will get acquainted with architectural monuments, ancient cities and towns.

The health resorts of the Grodno region are enjoyed not only by residents of Belarus. Have a rest in them and foreign guests. The most popular are "Ozerny" and "Radon".

Cultural heritage of Belarus

The Grodno region is a real architectural gem of the country. The cultural heritage of the region is magnificent architectural ensembles. In the neighborhood there are monuments of various styles and epochs reflecting the complex history of the Prinemanskaya land.

Tourists from all over the world visit the ancient Novogrudok and the beautiful Lida. As for the capital of the region - Grodno, this is a real paradise for those who love history, architecture and culture.

The Neman River cuts the city into two parts. The bridges built through the majestic river, as if connecting the past and the present. They can be reached from the historical regions in a modern city.

The Grodno region is one of the few in the country where the most ancient monuments of architecture have been preserved to this day. One of them is Borisoglebsk church. This is the oldest existing temple in the Republic of Belarus. It was built in the early 12th century and currently claims to be on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The chance to get on this list also exists in the Augustow Canal, located in the vicinity of the regional center. This unique monument of hydraulic engineering construction was erected in the early 19th century.

In the Grodno region, numerous churches have also been preserved. These architectural monuments of the 19th century. Are in the villages of Indura and Porechye, Adelsk and Adamovichi, Kozlovichi and Zarechanka. To a later period is the construction of churches, which have survived in the settlements of Vertelishki and Lasha, Zhitomlya and Golovachi. In the list of attractions there is also a palace and park ensemble of Volovich, which is located in Svyatsk, as well as a manor house in the village of Svisloch, built in the 19th century.


On the territory of the Grodno region there are cities and towns, which will be very interesting to visit. These are Oshmyany and Zuprany, Krevo and Smorgon, Soly, etc. Many of the cities of the Prinemanskiy Krai have historical signs. The ancient Novogrudok attracts tourists. It was this city in 1212 that became the capital of a multinational state - the Great Lithuanian Principality, Zhemojtsky and Russian. Buildings built in the first and the beginning of the second millennium, you can admire in Slonim (1252) and in Lida (1380).

The Grodno region is attractive for tourists and the legendary Lake Svityaz. According to legend, it has a magical effect on lovers.
Often in the cities of the region are various holidays. In addition to traditional Catholic and Orthodox celebrations, tourists can get to Grodno for a national festival dedicated to national cultures, and in Novogrudok for an international tournament of knights. Various holidays are held in other Prinemanskiye cities.


East of Grodno is a small town. A lot of tourists who have chosen to rest in the Republic of Belarus are attracted by its unusual sights.
Bridges (Grodno region) received the status of the city in 1955. Currently, there are more than seventeen thousand people living here. The city owes its name to the bridges, which in this village are five. One of them is a pedestrian across the Neman River. This bridge is the visiting card of the city. Its construction was carried out in the 70s of last century. This bridge is the longest (193 m) hanging structure in Belarus.

Prospect Mira is another landmark of the city. This is the smallest avenue in Belarus, on which there are only ten buildings.
The attention of tourists is attracted by temples, which are distinguished by traditional architecture. Increased interest is the museum "Forest and Man". Its rich zoological and botanical collections will be of interest to both adults and children.

Rural tourism

On the map of Grodno region there is a large number of agro-fences. Especially hospitable and popular among them are the Lida Khutorok, Kali Laskka, Dokudovo and others.

Most of Grodno's country estates are places for tourists to meet with nature. They are located on the territory of wildlife sanctuaries, along the banks of rivers, as well as in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Lovers of agrotourism can not only have a great rest, but also fish in the lakes and reservoirs of the region.

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