Gomel Region

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Homiel Voblast
Го́мельская во́бласць Го́мельская о́бласть
Gomel Oblast

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Coordinates: 52°25′00″N 30°59′00″E / 52.4167°N 30.9833°E / 52.4167; 30.9833Coordinates: 52°25′00″N 30°59′00″E / 52.4167°N 30.9833°E / 52.4167; 30.9833
Administrative center Gomel
Largest cities Gomel - 481,200
Mazyr - 111,800
Zhlobin - 72,800
Raions 21
Cities - 17
Urban localities - 278
Villages - 2,608
City raions 4
Government
 • Chairman Alexander Yakobson
Area
 • Total 40,400 km2 (15,600 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 1,495,100
 • Density 37/km2 (100/sq mi)

Homiel Voblast or Gomel Oblast is a province (voblast) of Belarus. Its administrative center is Homyel.

Important cities in the voblast include: Gomel, Mazyr, Zhlobin, Svetlahorsk, Rechytsia, Kalinkavichy, Rahachow, Dobrush

Homiel Province and Mahilyow Voblast were hurt severely after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor catastrophe. The Gomel Province borders the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in places. Part of it is a mandatory or voluntary resettlement areas as a result of the radioactive contamination.[1]

The Homiel Voblast has 21 districts (raions), 278 selsovets, 17 cities, and 8 city municipalities.

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  1. Mould, Richard Francis (2000-05-01). Chernobyl Record: The Definitive History of the Chernobyl Catastrophe. CRC Press. ISBN 9780750306706 .