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Khoiniki is a district centre of Gomel region. The city is situated 105 kilometers away from Gomel and 58 km from Mozyr.

Khoiniki has a rich history. From the 16th century Khoiniki was known as a village in the Bragin County in the Great Duchy of Lithuania. At different times Khoiniki were in possession of the families of Vyshnevetskys, Shuiskys, and Prozorovs. Since 1793 Khoiniki was a part of Russian Empire. In the XX century, the city and the neighbourhood were significantly affected by the Chernobyl disaster.

Khoiniki is the birthplace of the national writer of Belarus Ivan Melezh. He was born in 1921 in the village Glinishche of Khoiniki district. The central place in Melezh's work is made up by the novels of the trilogyPolesye Chronicle” – “People of the Marsh”,The Storm's Breath” and “The Snowstorm in December”. The works of Ivan Melezh are translated into many languages. There is a Literary Museum of the writer in the village.

In 2010 during the celebration of the Day of Belarusian Written Language in Khoiniki there was the opening ceremony of the sculpture "Through the pages of books by Ivan Melezh."

The outstanding people of Khoiniki are the writer Boris Sachenko, the poet Mikola Metlitsky and the poetess Alla Konopelko.

On the Day of Belarusian Written Language in Khoiniki people took part in the Republican campaign "Read in Belarusian". One of the central events of that day was the opening ceremony of "A manor house" - an architectural monument of XIX - early XX century in neoclassical style.

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