Gomel Region

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Homiel Voblast
Го́мельская во́бласць Го́мельская о́бласть
Gomel Oblast
Flag of Homiel Voblast
Flag
Coat of arms of Homiel Voblast
Coat of arms
Location of Homiel Voblast
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)
Website www.gomel-region.by

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.

References[change | change source]

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