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Minsk, Belarus

January 18, 2006
Minsk, capital of Belarus, is visible in this KOMPSAT image. Minsk became the capital after the break up of the USSR when Belarus gained independence in 1991. The city is situated on the Svisloch River and is home to 1.7 million people.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: KOMPSAT
  • Instrument: Kompsat
  • Acquisition: 22-Aug-2001
  • Orbit nr: 8916
  • Center coordinates: lat. 53.90, lon. 27.56
Topics: Minsk, Belarus


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