Gomel

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Gomel
Гомель
Homieĺ Montage (2017).jpg
Flag of Gomel
Coat of arms of Gomel
Coordinates: 52°26′43″N 30°59′03″E / 52.44528°N 30.98417°E / 52.44528; 30.98417Coordinates: 52°26′43″N 30°59′03″E / 52.44528°N 30.98417°E / 52.44528; 30.98417
CountryBelarus
SubdivisionHomiel
Founded1142
Government
 • MayorViktor Pilipets
Area
 • City121 km2 (47 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)
 • City481,197
 • Density4,258.4/km2 (11,029/sq mi)
 • Metro
527,886
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Area code(s)+375 232(2)
License plate3
Websitewww.gorod.gomel.by

Gomel (also Homiel, Homel) is the administrative center of Gomel Voblast. It is the second-largest city in Belarus. It has a population of 482,652 (2009 census). Gomel is in the southeastern part of the country, on the right bank of Sozh river. It is 302 kilometres (188 miles) to the South-East from Minsk, 534 kilometres (332 miles) to the East from Brest, 171 kilometres (106 miles) to the South from Mogilev, 237 kilometres (147 miles) to the West from Bryansk and 111 kilometres (69 miles) to the North from Chernihiv. The city's area is 121 km2.

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