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Zhodino is a town of provincial submission, which is situated 50 km away from the Minsk city. Two main-line trackages pass through the town: a railway and a highway Brest-Moscow.

The settlement on this site occurred in 1643 and it became a town of provincial submission on the 7th of March, 1963. The town's name refers to the Zhodinka River. In 1866 Railway Brest-Moscow was paved through Zhodino in 1871. Nowadays Zhodino is a beautiful town of Smolevichy district with population over 60 thousand. First of all Zhodino is known by a plant, producing supersize trucks BelAz, which are exported not only to former Soviet countries, but in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.

Guide to towns and district centers of Republic of Belarus. A.V. Varivonchik [etc.]

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