In connection with the commercial development of potash salt deposits and the potash plant building the city of Soligorsk was firstly founded as a Novostarobin settlement at the place of the Vishnevka village of Starobir. district. Since March 7, 1963 it is the city of provincial subordination, since January 6, 1965 is the center of Soligorsk district. This day Soligorsk is the administrative, economic and cultural center of the Soligorsk district with a population of more than 100 thousand people.
There are Belaruskali concern, Kupalinka and Kalinka light industry plants, Universal foundry and mechanical plant, Soligorskpromstroy building complex, house building factory, Shakhtospetsstroy enterprise. Pokrovskaya Church, which was built in the early XIX с from wood. Chizhevichi village, has survived.
Guide to towns and district centers of Republic of Belarus. A.V. Varivonchik [etc.]