Grodno Region

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Grodno Region
Гродзенская вобласць (be)
Гродненская область (ru)

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Coordinates: 53°40′N 23°50′E / 53.667°N 23.833°E / 53.667; 23.833Coordinates: 53°40′N 23°50′E / 53.667°N 23.833°E / 53.667; 23.833
Administrative center Hrodna
Largest cities Hrodna - 332,300
Lida - 98,200
Slonim - 51,600
Raions 17
Cities: 12
Urban localities: 21
City raions 6
Area
 • Total 25,000 km2 (10,000 sq mi)
Highest elevation 323 m (1,060 ft)
Lowest elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Population
 • Total 1,123,400
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)

Grodno/Hrodna Region is a voblast (province) in northwestern Belarus.

The capital Grodno is the biggest city of the province. It is on the Neman River. Two castles from the 14th - 18th centuries are on the steep right bank of the Nemen. Many say this city is one of the most beautiful in Belarus. The Orthodox St Boris & St Gleb (Kalozhskaya) Church dating back to the 12th century, is the second oldest in Belarus.

The Mir Castle Complex, a 16th century historical landmark as well as part of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha nature reserve, both UNESCO World Heritage sites are in this region.

The Grodno Region is divided into 17 districts (raions), 194 selsovets, 12 cities, 6 city municipalities, and 21 urban-type settlements.

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