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Geography and climate in Vitebsk

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Vitebsk is one of the oldest cities in Belarus. It is located in the northeastern part of the country on the Western Dvina River. The river divides the city into the left-bank (hilly) and right-bank (flat) parts. In terms of population, Vitebsk is the fourth in Belarus. The name of the city comes from the name of the Vitba River, on which it was founded. This city performs important cultural, industrial and transport functions.

Vitebsk has an international airport -"Vitebsk-Vostochny", it is located 10 kilometers east of the city. Tourists recommend getting to the city by train, as this is an easier and more reliable way. You can get from Russia to Vitebsk without a change, there are trains, which go to Vitebsk every day. Some tourists prefer to compose a bus route. In this case, you need to know that from Minsk to these places is about 5 hours drive, and from Moscow - about 9 hours.

It is convenient to travel around the city by buses, trams, trolleybuses. It is noteworthy that the tram line in Vitebsk was laid before the appearance of such in Moscow and St. Petersburg.


Vitebsk time zone: GMT + 2 (-1 hour with Moscow ). Summer is GMT + 3.


The local climate belongs to the temperate continental zone. The weather is influenced by sea air masses and cyclones of the Atlantic Ocean. The average temperature in summer fluctuates between +16 ° С and +22 ° С. In winter the impact of the Siberian anticyclone is especially strong, which brings frosty clear weather to Vitebsk with an average temperature of -6 ... -2 ° С.

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