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The Republic of Belarus is a hospitable Eastern European country famous for its natural landscapes, consisting mostly of vast meadows, majestic forests and clean, beautiful lakes. There are also small mountains in the vastness of the flat state, which, although they cannot be compared with the European or Caucasian peaks, are still among the popular local attractions. Below we will introduce you to the eleven highest points of Belarus.
The highest points of Belarus
|The highest points of Belarus||11||Soligorsk waste heaps||120 M.|
|10||Mount Flyers||296 M.|
|9||Mount Gorsheva||296 M.|
|8||Mount Tour||301 M.|
|7||Mount Narekov||302.5 M.|
|6||Mount Milidovskaya||320 M.|
|5||Castle Mountain||324 M.|
|4||Mount Lighthouse||334.6 M.|
|3||Mount Dubovaya||340 M.|
|2||Mount Lysaya||342 M.|
|1||Mount Dzerzhinskaya||345 m.|
Soligorsk waste heaps
Unlike all other nominees in our rating, this hill is the fruit of human activity. Waste heaps, that is, artificial embankments, were formed from worked-out rocks during the industrial mining of potash salt. The field, which is considered one of the richest on the planet, began to be developed in 1958, and work continues to this day. The recovered useful raw materials are exported to more than 50 countries of the world. Its share in the total mass of the rock is about 24 percent, and the waste mounds consist mainly of sand, clay and rock salt. Soligorsk waste heaps occupy an area of several hectares, and the height of some of them reaches 120 meters, while they are constantly increasing in the course of further work. The four mountain ranges, consisting of reddish-gray mounds with white salt splashes, look like a real extraterrestrial landscape and are very popular with tourists. The desert landscape with cracked ground located between them, as well as artificial reservoirs with bright blue technical water perfectly complement the overall “alien” picture.
Mount Letuny is located in the Molodechno district of the Minsk region, a little over half a kilometer west of the village of Klochkovo. There is an elevation mark at the summit, making it easy to spot a hill among hilly terrain. Mount Letuny rises by 296 meters. Nearby there are meadows and an arable field, which is part of the Zaslavskaya Upland.
The mountain has a height of 296 meters above sea level, it is located near the village of Gorshevo in the Vitebsk region at a distance of 15 kilometers from the regional center. The elevation devoid of a peak has the shape of an extended convex oval. Its formation took place during the last ice age, it consists mainly of red-brown deposits. Most of the slopes of the mountain are plowed up as a result of agricultural activities, the rest is a mixed forest. The village of Gorshevo today is completely abandoned.
Another Belarusian peak, formed during the last icing, is located in the area of the village of Mikhalevshchina, Minsk region. The mountain is 301 meters high and is visible from a great distance, as it rises significantly against the background of a flat natural landscape. On the one hand, the hill has a steep rise, the slope on the other side is rather long and gentle. According to historical information, in the 19th century there was a merchant's estate here, but this old building has not survived to this day.
Mount Narekova is also located in the Minsk region, on the territory of the picturesque Shchably tract, to the west of the village of Deniski. The peak reaches a height of 302.5 meters above sea level, and it itself and the mountain slopes are densely overgrown with forest. Only the gentle southern slope remains flat, along which usually those who want to admire the opening views climb the mountain. There are no geodetic marks denoting the summit, as it is easily identifiable visually among the surrounding terrain.
Milidovskaya mountain not only has the status of one of the highest points in the country, but is also considered a natural monument of republican significance. It stands near the village of Milidovshchina, Grodno region. The mountain, rising to 320 meters, has existed for about 130-150 thousand years, since the time of the Sozh glaciation. The summit is covered with forest, and the gentle slopes are used for agriculture. It is also popular with tourists who hike here in the warmer months and use the steep northwest slopes for skiing in winter.
The highest point of the Grodno region is 324 meters above sea level. This hill is located near the village of Putsevichi, at a distance of three kilometers west of the city of Novogrudok. The geological formation consists of sandy loam and loamy soils. The Castle Hill is often confused with the hill of the same name in the city of Grodno, where archaeologists discovered the ruins of the Novogrudok settlement and castle dating back to the 13th century AD.
Previously, this mountain was called Mount Shapovaly, since it is located near the village of Shapovaly, in the Volozhin district of the Minsk region. It is a hill 334.6 meters high with an oval top, where there is a small observation deck. It offers beautiful views of the nature of the environs of the Zaslavskaya Upland and the neighboring village. On a clear day, the field of view extends up to the Belarusian border with Latvia. The mountain consists of red-brown clays, its slopes are covered with a mixed forest, and the Svisloch and Usha rivers flow at the foot.
The third highest Belarusian peak is located 50 meters from the main highway of the Stolbtsy district, Minsk region. The mountain is 340 meters high and stands at the edge of a forest, some of its slopes were significantly eroded as a result of sand extraction for the ongoing road repairs. Its highest point is easy to find, since there is a geodetic triangulation mark on it.
The hills, called Lysaya Gora, are found in almost every district of Belarus, but of course they are significantly inferior in height to this mountain, which rises 342 meters above sea level. It is located in the center of the Logoisk Upland, about twenty kilometers north of the Belarusian capital. The summit is only three meters behind Dzerzhinskaya Hill, but at the same time a much more interesting view opens up from it. Lysaya Gora was formed from madder loams, its slopes were overgrown with forest, shrubs and meadows. At the foot, closer to the village of Shershuny, five streams merge, giving rise to the Udra River. There is a concrete sign at the top that serves as a geodetic mark.
The highest point in Belarus can be found 30 kilometers from Minsk, on the northern edge of the village of Skirmuntovo. The 345 meters high hill can be distinguished primarily by the enclosed embankment, in the center of which rests a large granite slab with the name and geodetic information. The approach to the sign is laid out in the form of a stone staircase. From the time of Ancient Rus until 1958, this place was called the Holy Mountain and only later was renamed in honor of the famous Russian revolutionary and politician Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky. Three rivers originate at the foot of the hill: Usa, Volma and Ptich.
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