Gomel Region facts for kids
Го́мельская во́бласць Го́мельская о́бласть
|Largest cities||Gomel - 481,200
Mazyr - 111,800
Zhlobin - 72,800
Cities - 17
Urban localities - 278
Villages - 2,608
|• Total||40,400 km2 (15,600 sq mi)|
|• Density||37/km2 (100/sq mi)|
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.
The Homiel Voblast has 21 districts (raions), 278 selsovets, 17 cities, and 8 city municipalities.
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