Brest Region

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Brest Voblast (Brest Oblast)
Брэ́сцкая во́бласць Бре́стская о́бласть

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Coordinates: 52°08′00″N 23°40′00″E / 52.1333°N 23.6667°E / 52.1333; 23.6667Coordinates: 52°08′00″N 23°40′00″E / 52.1333°N 23.6667°E / 52.1333; 23.6667
Administrative center Brest
Largest cities Brest - 298,300
Baranovichi - 168,600
Pinsk - 130,500
Raions 16
Cities: 20
Urban localities: 9
Villages: 2,178
Government
 • Chairman Kostantin Andreyevich Sumar
Area
 • Total 32,700 km2 (12,600 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 1,445,600
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)

Brest Voblast (Province) or Brest Oblast is a province (voblast) of Belarus. The administrative center is Brest. Important cities in the voblast include: Baranovichi, Brest, and Pinsk.

The region was formed in 1939 after Western Belarus rejoined the Byelorussian SSR. Today it has 16 districts (raions), 225 selsovets, 20 cities, 5 city municipalities, 9 urban-type settlements, and 2178 villages.