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Reception of the district executive committee

Address:
4 Engelsa Street
247960, Zhitkovichi

E-mail: isp@zhitkovichi.gov.by

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Main Region History

History

Zhitkovichi was first mentioned in the Lithuanian Metrics in 1500. At that time Zhitkovichi was a part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, then of the Polish state. When Belarusian lands were included in the Russian state, Zhitkovichi became the volost’ center in Mozyr uyezd /Minsk province/. The population was mainly involved in agriculture and apiculture.

The construction of the Polesie railway in 1886 gave a boost to the development of wood-working and agricultural processing industries in Zhitkovichi.

On July 17, 1924 Zhitkovichi volost was renamed into the Zhitkovichi region. Up to 1937 Zhitkovichi was a small village; on September 27, 1938 it gained the status of a settlement.

Border-wise the region acquired its modern shape after the administrative reforms in 1962.

In October 1971 Zhitkovichi was granted the status of a town.