Mogilev Region

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Mahilyow Voblasts

Магілёўская во́бласць Могилёвская о́бласть

Mogilev Oblast
The Saint Nicholas Monastery, Mogilev
The Saint Nicholas Monastery, Mogilev
Flag of Mahilyow Voblasts
Flag
Coat of arms of Mahilyow Voblasts
Coat of arms
Location of Mahilyow Voblasts
Administrative centerMogilev
Largest citiesMogilev - 365,100
Babruysk - 220,800
Asipovichy - 34,700
Raions21
Towns - 14
Urban localities - 12
City raions3
Government
 • ChairmanPyotr Rudnik
Area
 • Total29,000 km2 (11,000 sq mi)
Highest elevation
239 m (784 ft)
Lowest elevation
126 m (413 ft)
Population
(2009)
 • Total1,099,374
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Websiteregion.mogilev.by

Mogilev Region, also Mahilyow Voblasts (Province) or Mogilyov Oblast is a province (voblast) of Belarus. The administrative center is Mogilyov (Mahilyow).

Mogilev and Homyel Voblasts suffered severely after the Chernobyl nuclear radioactive reactor catastrophe in April 1986.

Important cities in the voblast are: Mogilyov, Asipovichy, and Babruysk.

Many rivers flow through the Mahilyow Voblast. They include the: Dnieper River (Dniapro), Berezina, Sozh, Druts, Pronya and Ptsich rivers.

There are 21 districts (raions), 195 selsovets, 14 towns, 3 city municipalities, and 12 urban-type settlements.