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Begoml or Biahoml is a town in the Dokshitsy district of Vitsebsk Province, Belarus, located on Highway М3 from Minsk to the north, from Vitebsk to the south and from Dokshitsy to the east. As of January 1, 2008 Begoml's population was 3,059.HistoryThe first written records of Begoml date to 1582 and identify it as a village on an estate belonging to the Bishop of Vil'nya at Vaucha in the Minsk povet of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. By 1861, it had become the central volost of the Barysau district. The main town of the volost by 1886, it then comprised a village of 43 households, a church, a school, and a hospital. In 1924 it became the centre of Begoml District and on September 27, 1938 it was designated an urban settlement. Since 1960, Begoml has been part of Dokshitsy.During the German-Soviet War Begoml and the surrounding district were occupied by the Wehrmacht. On July 2 1941, at about 12:00 midday, a vanguard of 39 tanks of the 3rd Panzer Group drove straight into the township. A Soviet partisan movement then formed and began to counterattack. This included nine partisan brigades working with other separate groups. Guerilla operations to clear German forces from the area continued until the arrival of the Red Army.
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