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Flag of Belz
Belz Coat o Airms 1772
Coat o airms
Belz is locatit in Ukraine
Location athin Ukraine
Coordinates: 50°23′N 24°01′E / 50.38°N 24.02°E / 50.38; 24.02
Kintra Ukraine
Province Lviv Oblast
Named for See in airticle
 • Mayor Volodymyr Mukha
 • Total 5.85 km2 (2.26 sq mi)
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 2,398
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Zip Code 80065
Aurie code(s) +380 3257

Belz ([Белз] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help), Pols: Bełz, Yiddish/Ebreu: בעלז translit. Belz), a smaw ceety in the Lviv Oblast (province) o Wastren Ukraine, near the border wi Poland, is locatit atween the Solokiya river (a tributar o the Bug River) an the Rzeczyca stream.

The current estimatit population is 2408 (as o 2004), makkin it the smawest ceety in Ukraine.

Oreegin o name[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare are a few theories as tae the oreegin o the name:

  1. Celtic leid − 'belz' (watter) or 'pelz' (stream),
  2. German leid − 'Pelz'/'Belz' (fur, furry)
  3. Auld Slavic leid an the Boyko leid − «белз» or «бевз» (muddy place),
  4. Auld East Slavic − «бълизь» (white place, a glade in the midst o daurk woods).

The name occurs anerly in twa ither places, baith Celtic auries in antiquity:

  1. 'Belz' (depairtment Morbihan), Breetany, Fraunce
  2. 'Bălţi' (Бельцы/Beljcy, kent in Yiddish as 'Beltz' an aw), Moldovae (Bessarabie)

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Coordinates: 50°22′N 24°00′E / 50.367°N 24.000°E / 50.367; 24.000