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Homiel Voblasts on Familypedia
Born in Homiel Voblasts
|Birth date||Birth place||Father||Mother|
|Mstislav I Vladimirovich of Kiev (1076-1132)||1 June 1076 JL||Turau, Zhytkavichy Rayon, Homiel Voblasts, Belarus||Vladimir II Vsevolodovich Monomakh of Kiev (1053-1125)||Gytha of Wessex (1053-1098)|
Baptised in Homiel Voblasts
Married in Homiel Voblasts
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Died in Homiel Voblasts
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|Largest cities||Homiel – 481,200
Mazyr – 111,800
Zhlobin – 72,800
Cities – 17
Urban localities – 278
Villages – 2,608
|• Total||40,361.66 km2 (15,583.72 sq mi)|
|• Density||35/km2 (92/sq mi)|
Homiel Voblasts or Gomel Region (Belarusian: Го́мельская во́бласць, Russian: Гомельская область) is one of the regions of Belarus. Its administrative center is [Homiel]]. The total area of the region is 40,400 square kilometres (15,600 sq mi), the population in 2011 stood at 1,435,000 with the number of inhabitants per km2 at 36.
Important cities within the region include: Homiel, Mazyr, Zhlobin, Svietlahorsk, Rechytsa, Kalinkavichy, Rahachow, Dobrush.
Both the Homiel Voblasts and the Mahilyow Voblasts suffered severely after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor catastrophe. The Gomel Province borders the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in places, and parts of it is designated as mandatory or voluntary resettlement areas as a result of the radioactive contamination.
Homiel Voblasts comprises 21 Rayons and 2 city municipalities. The rayons comprise 278 selsovets, 17 cities and towns.
Cities and towns
- Hhomiel (Belarusian: Го́мель) – 481,200
- Mazyr (Belarusian: Мазы́р) – 111,800
- Zhlobin (Belarusian: Жло́бін) – 72,800
- Svietlahorsk (Belarusian: Светлаго́рск) – 71,700
- Rechytsa (Belarusian: Рэчыца) – 66,200
- Kalinkavichy (Belarusian: Калінкавічы) – 37,900
- Rahachow (Belarusian: Рагачоў) – 34,700
- Dobrush (Belarusian: Добруш) – 19,300
- Zhytkavichy (Belarusian: Жыткавічы) – 16,900
- Khoyniki (Belarusian: Хойнікі) – 14,200
- Pietrykaw (Belarusian: Петрыкаў) – 10,600
- Yel’sk (Belarusian: Ельск) – 10,000
- Buda-Kashalyova (Belarusian: Буда-Кашалёва) – 9,500
- Naroulia (Belarusian: Нароўля) – 8.200
- Vietka (Belarusian: Ветка) – 7,800
- Chachersk (Belarusian: Чачэрск) – 7,700
- Vasilievichy (Belarusian: Васілевічы) – 4,500
- Brahin (Belarusian: Брагін) –- 3,700
- Turov (Belarusian: Ту́раў) – 3,200
City municipalities: Homiel, Mazyr.
Pripyatsky National Park covers 2% of the territory of the region. Eleven wildlife preserves of national importance cover 2.1% of the region.
3rd the largest lake in Belarus, Lake Chervonoye is situated in Gomel Region, Zhytkavichy District.
The processing industry is represented by alcohol, alcoholic beverage, wine, beer and soft drinks, vegetable-drying and canning industries.
Gomel Region is a major transport hub. Major railway junctions include Gomel, Zhlobin, and Kalinkavichy. Gomel is located at the intersection of the highways 95E Odessa – Kiev – St. Petersburg, Bakhmach – Vilnius, and M10 Bryansk – Brest. River transport is also common in the region with regular navigation on the Pripyat, Dnieper and Berezina rivers.
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- ^ "Nature reserves and national parks, wildlife preserves and nature sanctuaries". Data of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus. 2011. http://landofancestors.com/travel/statistics/resources/culture-and-arts/297-nature-reserves-and-national-parks-wildlife-preserves-and-nature-sanctuaries.html. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
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