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The Stolin district was formed on January 15, 1940 and is located in the southeast of the Brest region. It is one of the southernmost regions of the Brest region. In the north, the district borders with Luninetsky, in the west - with Pinsk districts of the Brest region, in the east - with Zhitkovichi and Lelchitsky districts of the Gomel region. In the south, the neighbors are Zarechnensky, Dubrovitsky and Rokitnovsky districts of the Rivne region (Ukraine). The southern border of the district coincides with the state border of the Republic of Belarus.
The city of Stolin is the center of the region. Located on an elevated terrace along the small Kopanets River before its confluence with the Goryn River (a tributary of the Pripyat). The city of Stolin is separated from the regional center of Brest by 245 km.
The area of the district occupies 337.3 thousand hectares. In terms of its territory, it is the largest rural area not only in the region, but also in the republic.
The highest point of the Stolin region is 168.5 m above the average annual level of the Baltic Sea (Gorodnaya village), and the lowest is 123.1 m (Semigostichi village).
Mineral resources are represented by: deposits of peat, refractory and fusible clays, construction and quartz sands, oil shale, brown coal. There are glass sand deposits in the area.
A geographical feature of the Stolin region is the presence of a dense network of rivers, lakes, and artificial reservoirs. The area is well supplied with water resources. 17 large and small rivers flow through its territory. The largest of them are Pripyat, Goryn, Styr, Stviga, Lev and Mostva.
The most famous object of cultivated nature in the Stolin region is the Mankovichi landscape park - a natural monument of republican significance. The park was founded in 1885 by Princess Maria Radziwill.
Interesting monuments of gardening culture of the late 19th – early 20th centuries. are the parks “Novo-Berezhnoe” and “Nizhny Terebezhov”.
  There are landscape reserves of republican significance in the area: “Olmansky swamps”, part of the reserve “Middle Pripyat” and “Morochno”.
Forest lands occupy 127 thousand hectares. The forests are dominated by coniferous and black alder tree species.
Industrial development and care of forests is carried out by the state forestry institution “Stolinsky Forestry Enterprise” and “Polessky Forestry Enterprise”.
Administratively, the Stolin district is divided into 20 Soviets, incl. David-Gorodoksky city. There are 99 settlements in the region, incl. the cities of Stolin and David-Gorodok, the working village of Rechitsa. 71.3 thousand people live, 46.4 thousand are rural population. There are 28 nationalities. The most numerous are Belarusians, Russians, and Ukrainians.
The total area of farmland in the district is 87.4 thousand hectares.
The main land users in the area are: 1 SPK, 8 KSUP, 6 OJSC, 3 private private enterprises. The share of agricultural crop production in gross output is 49.4%, and livestock farming – 50.6%.
There are more than 18 thousand personal subsidiary plots and 57 farms in the region.
The region's industry is represented by 8 enterprises. The number of employees in the industrial complex is 2,211 people. Industrial production is focused mainly on the processing of local raw materials and agricultural products. The enterprises produce wall materials, canned fruits and vegetables, bakery, confectionery and sausage products, milled peat, peat briquettes and other types of products.
The construction complex of the district is represented by three organizations, two branches, and two sites. The average number of employees in construction and repair organizations in the district is about 540 people.
One of the main directions is the construction of housing, social, cultural, household and service facilities, engineering and transport infrastructure facilities. The housing stock is 3,460 thousand square meters.
The social and service spheres are represented by educational, healthcare, cultural institutions, trade organizations and enterprises, consumer services, transport and communications.
The state trade network of district enterprises and organizations is united into the Stolin District Consumer Society. There are 675 retail outlets and 45 catering establishments in the area. There are 10 markets.
Consumer services for the population are provided by 235 business entities, incl. state form of ownership – 1.
There are three railway stations: Goryn, Vidibor, Pripyat and one stop point Bukhlichi.
Communication is provided by the regional postal and telecommunications center. There are 48 post offices at the service of the population.
Medical care for residents of the region is provided by the Stolin Central District Hospital with 301 beds, the David-Gorodokskaya Hospital branch with 150 beds, 2 nursing hospitals with 100 beds, 13 medical outpatient clinics, 34 first aid stations.
The education system of the Stolin region is represented by 81 institutions: Stolin State Gymnasium, 38 secondary schools, 2 basic schools, 1 primary, 34 preschool institutions, 2 children's creativity centers, a regional center for tourism and local history of children and youth, a social and pedagogical center of the Stolin region, a correctional center -developmental education and rehabilitation.
  In the area there is the Stolin State Agrarian Economic College and the Stolin State Agrarian College.
Among the cultural and educational institutions there are 38 club institutions, a Pottery Center in the village of Gorodnaya, a Center for Wooden Sculpture in the village of Tereblichi, a House of Folk Art in the village of Fedory, 2 rural Culture and Leisure Centers, 2 rural Folklore Houses, 40 libraries, 3 children's schools. arts, 2 music schools, 1 car club, 1 exhibition hall, regional museum of local lore and 3 branches, Stolin Regional Cinema Video Network. There are 18 groups with the title “folk” and “exemplary” and three Honored amateur groups of the Republic of Belarus, the folk music ensemble “Vytsinanka”, the choir “Krynitsa” and the folk music ensemble “Breeze”.

Social protection of citizens is one of the priority areas in the activities of government bodies and social services.
There are about 20,000 pension recipients and 2,100 benefit recipients in the region. In total, there were 4 participants in the Great Patriotic War, 2 disabled people of the Great Patriotic War, 1 families of fallen servicemen, 2 disabled children due to the consequences of the war.
Lives 1 Hero of Socialist Labor, 188 internationalist soldiers, 127 prisoners of fascism.
The title “Honorary Citizen of the Stolin District” was awarded to 13 citizens.
The region is also famous for its large families, of which there are 2,326 in the region. 809 women have been awarded the Order of the Mother.
For physical education and sports there are: 2 recreational centers, 1 FSK, 53 gyms, 3 children's and youth sports schools, 160 flat sports grounds.
There are 420 organizational structures of public associations and
190 organizational structures of trade union organizations.
Among the structures of party organizations registered: CPB, Belarusian Party of Left Forces “Fair World”, BPF, RPTS.
  There are 78 religious communities (5 denominations) registered and operating in the region: Orthodox Church - 41 communities, Roman Catholic Church - 3 communities, Evangelical Christians - 25 communities, Evangelical Christian Baptists - 6 communities, Seventh-day Adventists - 3 communities.


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