Luninets or ( Belarusian Лунінец, Russian Лунинец, Polish Luniniec ) is a city in the Republic of Belarus in the Breszkaja Woblasz with around 24,000 inhabitants. The city is the administrative center of the Rajons Luninets near the Pripyat and is an important railway junction in the western part of the country dar. In Luninets regional newspaper Lunineckija appears nawiny.
Coat of arms
In blue with a silver princely two equally colored arrows with the tips up and right are pale as provided in the sign and pointing a silver bud.
The city is located in the south of the country in the region Polesia east of the city of Pinsk. Around 60 km south runs the border with Ukraine.
The first mention is Luninets in historical sources in 1449 as a village by the name Maly Lulin. Around the turn of the century 19-20. Century became an important railway hub in the region. From 1921 to 1939 Luninets belonged to Poland and was the capital of the province Polesse. During the Second World War, the entire region was from 1941 to 1944 under German occupation.
Besides the importance of transport hubs Luninets is location of the electronics factory " Polesseelektromasch ", a watch factory, a factory for dairy products ( Luninezki malotschny zavod ), forestry Luninecles and a wood-processing combine.
Luninets lies at the junction of the main railway lines Brest - Gomel and Vilnius - Rivne. In addition, it is located on the highway from Brest to Homel.
Since October 8, 2001 Luninets maintains a twinning with Schenefeld (Schleswig -Holstein).
- Zygmunt Ziółkowski (1889-1963) was from 1932 to 1937 mayor of Luninets.