Disna

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Disna

 

a city in Miori Raion, Vitebsk Oblast, Byelorussian SSR, located at the junction of the Disna River with the Zapadnaia Dvina, 12 km from the Borkovichi railroad station on the Polotsk-Daugavpils line. Disna has a fruit-and-vegetable processing plant, a creamery, a building materials combine, and a lumber mill.


Disna

 

a lake in Lithuanian SSR. Area, 24.9 sq km. The shores are shallow and lobate. Located on the northeastern slope of the Baltic Ridge, Lake Disna had a morainic origin. The Disna River has its source in Lake Disna.


Disna

 

a river in the Byelorussian SSR (it originates in the Lithuanian SSR), a left tributary of the Zapadnaia Dvina. It originates at Disnai Lake. Length, 178 km; basin area, 8,180 sq km. The city of Disna is at its mouth.

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