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Myadzyel (Belarusian: Мядзел, Miadzieł [ˈmʲadzʲel]; Russian: Мядель, Mjadelj; Polish: Miadzioł; Lithuanian: Medilas) is a city in the Minsk Region of Belarus. It is the centre of Myadzyel District. Myadzyel is located on the eastern shore of lake Miastra, one of the Narach lake group in Narachanski National Park.
Within the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Myadzyel was part of Vilnius Voivodeship. On February 8, 1659, the Battle of Myadel occurred near Myadzyel. In 1793, Myadzyel was acquired by the Russian Empire in the course of the Second Partition of Poland.
From 1921 until 1939, Myadzel (Miadzioł) was part of the Second Polish Republic. In September 1939, the town was occupied by the Red Army and, on 14 November 1939, incorporated into the Byelorussian SSR.
- "Численность населения на 1 января 2015 г. и среднегодовая численность населения за 2014 год по Республике Беларусь в разрезе областей, районов, городов, поселков городского типа" [Population as of 1 January 2015 and 2014 year-average population in regions, raions, towns of Republic of Belarus] (in Russian).
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