|Lida | Lida|
|Ліда | Лида|
|( Belarus. ) | ( Russian )|
|Height :||142 m|
|Area :||80 km²|
|Residents :||97,600 (2010)|
|Population density :||1,220 inhabitants per km²|
|Time zone :||Moscow time ( UTC + 3 )|
|Telephone code :||(+375) 1545|
|Postal code :||231300|
|License plate :||4th|
|Mayor :||Andrej P. Hudyk|
Lida ( white soot. Ліда , Polish Lida , russ . Лида , lithuanian Lyda ) is a city in western Belarus , in the Grodno Region . It is the headquarters of Lida Raion . It is 120 kilometers from the Polish and 40 kilometers from the Lithuanian border.
Lida is located in the western part of the country, not far from the border with Lithuania . The city's geographic coordinates are 53.89 ° N and 25.28 ° E. It is 112 km away from the provincial capital Hrodna .
Lida had 97,600 inhabitants in 2010. 40% of the population are of Polish descent, a minority belong to the Muslim Lipka Tatars .
- 1959: 28,500
- 1972: 50,000
- 1979: 65,500
- 1989: 91,000
- 1996: 100,900
- 2004: 98,200
- 2007: 96,500
- 2010: 97,600
The city was first mentioned in the 14th century. In 1796 it was granted city rights.
coat of arms
Description: Split into red and blue. In front a golden lion and behind two crossed golden keys with three-pass hatches and five angular openings in the beards turned away from the head of the shield .
The main branches of industry are mechanical engineering, the chemical, light and food industries. Lida is a railway junction.
Lida has a local museum. The ruins of a castle from the 14th century can also be visited.
To the east of the city is the Lida military airfield (ICAO code: UMDD ), with the base of the 116th front guard unit. It has a 2,992 m long concrete runway (06/24).
City partnerships and friendships
sons and daughters of the town
- Josef Garbáty (1851–1939), Berlin cigarette manufacturer
- Andrzej Januszajtis (* 1928), Polish physicist and politician, honorary citizen of Gdansk
- Pyotr Kogan (1872–1932), Russian philologist, literary scholar, translator and university teacher
- Arkadi Migdal (1911–1991), Russian theoretical physicist
- Syarhej Palitsewitsch (* 1990), Belarusian football player
- Apolonia "Pola" Raksa (born April 14, 1941), Polish actress
- Moses Reines (1870–1891), author of historical writings on Jewish culture and the history of various yeshivots in Russia
- Aljaksej Sutschkou (* 1980), Belarusian football player
- Stefan Warschawski (1904–1989), American mathematician
Probable origin of the name
The name Lida is derived from the name of the river Lidzeya , the name of which refers to a Lithuanian root.
- Official website of the city (Russian)
- Virtual tour of Lida Castle ( Memento from August 3, 2001 in the Internet Archive )
- Photos and links to the city
- Pawet. History and culture of Lida city
- The latest city news, youth forum, picture gallery, etc.
- Lida military airfield
- Entry on the partner and friend cities on the homepage of the city of Grevesmühlen.Retrieved on April 3, 2019, 12:51
- zigmas zinkevičius: Senosios Lietuvos valstybės vardynas . Science and Encyclopaedia Publishing Institute , Vilnius 2007, ISBN 5-420-01606-0 , p. 43.