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Country  Russia
Administrative district  Belyovsky District
Area  8.58 km²
Federal subject  Tula Oblast
Town under district jurisdiction  Belyov
Local time  Thursday 10:07 PM
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Administrative center of  Belyovsky District, Belyov Town Under District Jurisdiction
Municipal district  Belyovsky Municipal District
Weather  2°C, Wind W at 8 km/h, 98% Humidity

Belyov (Russian: Белёв) is a town and the administrative center of Belyovsky District in Tula Oblast, Russia, located on the left bank of the Oka River. Population: 13,918 (2010 Census); 16,083 (2002 Census); 18,345 (1989 Census); 17,000 (1967).

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Map of Belyov, Tula Oblast, Russia

History

As is the case with many other towns in the former Upper Oka Principalities, Belyov was first mentioned in a chronicle in 1147. After the disintegration of the Principality of Chernigov in the wake of the Mongol invasion of Rus', Belyov became a seat of a local princely dynasty in 1468. The princes of Belyov fluctuated between the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Grand Duchy of Moscow, until they moved to the latter state.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Belyov serves as the administrative center of Belyovsky District. As an administrative division, it is incorporated within Belyovsky District as Belyov Town Under District Jurisdiction. As a municipal division, Belyov Town Under District Jurisdiction is incorporated within Belyovsky Municipal District as Belyov Urban Settlement.

Architecture

The town contains one of the oldest churches in Tula Oblast.

References

Belyov Wikipedia


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