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The capital and largest city of Belarus, in the central part of the country. It was first mentioned in 1067 as a settlement in Kievan Russia. Because of its strategic location, Minsk was ruled or occupied from the 1200s by various powers until Belarus gained independence in 1991.
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(Placename) the capital of Belarus: an industrial city and educational and cultural centre, with a university (1921). Pop: 1 709 000 (2005 est)
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the capital of Belarus, in the central part, on a tributary of the Berezina. 1,589,000.
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