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a city in Gomel’ Oblast, Byelorussian SSR. The city has a pier on the right bank of the Dnieper and is a railway junction, with trains leaving for Mogilev, Gomel’, Zhitomir, and Minsk. Population, 25,000 (1970). Zhlobin is the site of railway transport enterprises, a construction materials combine, a factory for major repairs of construction and road-building machinery, a hemp plant, a mixed-feed plant, a creamery, a furniture factory, a clothing factory, and a fac-tory producing inlaid art works. Zhlobin was first mentioned in historical documents in 1492.