Zhirmuny Destination Guide
Discover Zhirmuny in Belarus!
Zhirmuny in the region of Hrodzyenskaya Voblastsʼ is a town located in Belarus - some 96 mi (or 154 km) West of Minsk, the country's capital.
Local time in Zhirmuny is now 04:21 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Minsk" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Riga, Pskov, Vilnius, Zhirmuny, Voranava or Skorvody. When in this area, you might want to check out as well. We found some clip posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.
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Light_Factory avi by Sandra Stanionytė
Light installation created in Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts by interior design student Sandra Stanionytė, 2010 Professor Juozas Palaima
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Interesting facts about this location
Battle of Lida (1919)
Battle of Lida took place on 16 and 17 April 1919 around the city of Lida during the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1920. During World War I Lida was occupied by the German troops. In 1919 the Red Army established Soviet power. Polish troops under General Józef Adam Lasocki reached the outskirts of Lida in early March 1919. On April 15 they resumed their advance and on April 17 they captured Lida, as a screening operation to the taking of Vilnius.
Lida Castle was one of several citadels erected by Grand Duke Gediminas of Lithuania in the early 14th century to defend his lands against the expansion of the Teutonic Knights. Other links in this chain of defense included Hrodna, Navahrudak, Kreva, Medininkai, and Trakai. The modern town of Lida, Belarus grew up around this castle.
Battle of Lida
Lida is a city in western Belarus in Hrodna Voblast, situated 160 km west of Minsk. It is the fourteenth largest city in Belarus.
Located at 54.02, 25.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Information of geographic nature is based on public data provided by geonames.org, CIA world facts book, Unesco, DBpedia and wikipedia.