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Babruysk or Bobruisk (Belaroushie: Бабруйск, Babrujsk; Roushie: Бобруйск, Bobruisk‎) is a ceety in the Mahilyow Voblast o Belaroushie on the Berezina River. It is a lairge ceety in Belaroushie wi a population o approximately 227,000 fowk (2000). The name Babruysk (as well as that o the Babruyka River) probably oreeginates frae the Belaroushie wird babyor (бобёр) (beaver), mony o which uised tae inhabit the Berezina. Housomeivver, beavers in the aurie hae been amaist eliminatit bi the end o the 19t century due tae huntin an pollution. The second part of the word is very close to Gàidhlig uisge (water) - compare to Loch Corruisk (Isle of skye, Scotland)

Babruysk occupies an aurie o 66 square km, an comprises ower 450 streets whose combined length stretches for ower 430 km.

Babruysk is locatit at the intersection o railroads tae Asipovichy, Zhlobin, Kastrychnitski an roads tae Minsk, Gomel, Mogilev, Kalinkavichy, Slutsk, and Rahachow. It haes the biggest timber mill in Belaroushie, an is an aa kent for its chemical, machine biggin an metal-wirkin industries.

In 2003, there wur 34 public schools in Babruysk, wi ower 34,000 students. There are also three schools specializing in music, dance and visual arts. Additionally, there is a medical school an numerous professional technical schools.