Minsk Region

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Minsk Voblasc
Мі́нская во́бласць Минская о́бласть
Minsk Oblast

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Coordinates: 53°54′N 27°34′E / 53.90°N 27.57°E / 53.90; 27.57Coordinates: 53°54′N 27°34′E / 53.90°N 27.57°E / 53.90; 27.57
Administrative center Minsk
Largest cities Minsk - 1,780,000
Barysaw - 150,400
Salihorsk - 101,400
Maladzechna - 98,514
Raions 22
Cities - 22
Urban localities - 20
City raions 8
Area
 • Total 40,200 km2 (15,500 sq mi)
Highest elevation 345 m (1,132 ft)
Population
 • Total 1,474,100
 • Density 37/km2 (100/sq mi)

Minsk Voblasc (Province) or Minsk Oblast is a province (voblast) of Belarus. The administrative center is Minsk. As of 2004, the voblast's population is 1,503,000, which has 15.3% of the national total.

In the northern part of the oblast is the Lake Narach, the largest lake of the country.

There are 22 districts (raions), 307 selsovets, 22 cities, 8 city municipalities, and 20 urban-type settlements.