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is the city of regional submission. The population is 34,3 thousand people.
Goretsky district is located in the northeast of Mogilyov region within Goretsko-Mstislavsky and Orsha-Mogilyov plains in upper courses of Pron, Basi and Mereya. It borders in the south on Dribin and Mstislav, in the west - Shklov districts of Mogilyov region, in the north - Orsha and Dubrovensky districts of Vitebsk region and in the east - on Krasninsky and Monastyrshchinsky district of Smolensk region of the Russian Federation. The total territory area is 1284 square kilometres, including 92,25 thousand hectares of agricultural territories, 65,36 thousand hectares out of them is arable land. Forests occupy 18,9 % of territory.